E&I Brief 4: CWP 3 Project
From 2018 to 2020, World Vision Development Foundation, Inc. (WVDF) implemented the Clean Water Project in partnership with Procter & Gamble (P&G), aimed at contributing to the reduction of waterborne diseases and scaling up access to drinking water in 14 barangays across 5 municipalities in the province of Agusan del Sur, Mindanao.
The project has prioritized assisting these communities primarily due to the persistent challenges they face in accessing clean water. These areas are located within peatland or marshland where people rely on rainwater harvesting during the rainy season and shallow open dug wells during the dry season. Generally, these communities were selected based on three major criteria: i) insufficient existing potable water system or no potential potable water sources in the community, ii) prone to flooding, and iii) high prevalence of waterborne diseases.
The Clean Water Project Phase III (CWP3) collaborated with the rural health units in the identified areas to reduce the spread of water borne diseases and provide access to safe drinking water through drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) advocacy, capacity building of health care providers on better hygiene practices, educating target families on using water purifiers and household treatment, and provision of water packets.