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Copy of Inclusive WASH Myth Busters
Transcript of Copy of Inclusive WASH Myth Busters
Session Goals & Case Study
Goal - To disprove key myths that hinder inclusive WASH development
Lack of Expertise
Case Study - Africa WASH & Disabilities Study
Increasing access and use of WASH installations.
World Vision & Samaritan's Purse
Mali, Niger and Ghana
Malawi, Zambia & Sierra Leone
Myth 2 - Lack of Expertise
Myth - We do not have disability specialists on staff and we can not afford to engage any.
Myth 3 - Expense
Myth - Incorporating an inclusive WASH component into our programming would be too expensive.
Over 1 billion PWD or 15% of the global population (WHO)
80% in developing countries (UN)
Bringing it Home
Myth 1 - Majority Rules
Myth 1 - We need to focus our efforts on the majority. Besides, there are not many PWD in our target areas.
More than PWD
The Hidden Poor
Costs of Exclusion
Creation of "Special" Installations
Institutional vs Personal
15% = 456
Disability Service Providers
Health, rehabilitation, education, income generating activities, organizing community leaders and etc.
Presence in 25 villages in Niger
Advocacy, emergency contexts, rehabilitation, organize local committees of PWD and etc.
Present in over 60 countries. Leading over 300 projects.
Health, rehabilitation, education for children with disabilities, income generating activities, organizing community representatives and etc.
Present in over 25 villages in Niger.
Hand Pump Modifications
3 hours per day x 3 = 9 hours
40 Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”
41 Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”
Clay Seat .90
Metal Tipper $5.00