Water and Sanitation
The rural parts of the Eastern Cape, and the Mbashe area specifically, have been historically and systemically marginalised in terms of investment in roads, hospitals, clinics and schools, but also, critically, in service delivery such as water and sanitation. While communities have access to communal standpipes, access to water is still a daily struggle in many areas.
Not only does lack of adequate services have a negative impact on overall quality of life, it also poses a major health challenge. The Donald Woods Foundation is committed to working with our strategic partners, including local and provincial government, as well as our international partners and funders, to address pressing needs such as water and sanitation.