FijiOne: USAID Awards US$1.5 Million to Enhance Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Resilience in 135 Vulnerable Communities

Source: FijiOne News

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded US$1.5 million to Live and Learn Environmental Education (LLEE) to provide 11,000 children and 2,900 households with access to improved WASH systems in 135 communities, 90 schools, and 18 health center ins four Pacific Island Countries – Kiribati, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Through USAID’s five-year grant program, the Pacific American Fund, this grant will enable LLEE to improve WASH service delivery by promoting inclusive, contextually appropriate WASH systems designed to ensure marginalized communities and individuals are able to use their own skills and resources to provide safe water. LLEE will promote positive hygiene behavior change, support women’s inclusion in WASH system development, and develop plans to ensure target communities recover faster and remain safe from disasters, including COVID-19.

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