Community-driven development to address the growing number of slums
Date: November 2015 to present
Community: Jogen Babu Maath slum, Bangladesh
Partners: SAFE and POCAA
Today, over a quarter of Bangladesh' population is urban - with one million arriving annually. Informal settlements are categorised by tenure insecurity, poor housing materials, limited access to public services and densely crowded and unsanitary conditions. We're supporting JBM slum improve their living conditions, with the design of community sanitation and drainage.
Poor sanitation and drainage continues to kill more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
Sewerage systems can reduce the incidence of diarrhoea by up to 60%. Help us provide JBM slum with these basic human rights.
In August 2017, we completed the new sanitation and shower facility; restoring a disused building for community use. The facility is now managed by JBM committee. Check out the opening ceremony streamed live via Facebook.
We'll be measuring impact over 2018, and setting our sights on improving urban drainage.
Hear from Hena: She's one of five women who have been elected to join the JBM committee. Read about what inspires her.