"Access to clean water and hygiene
for everyone, everywhere"
James, 16 years, Uganda 2014 © Linelle Deunk
With the establishment of the Marie-Stella-Maris company, the foundation with the same name was created. Through this foundation, sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects are independently selected. In this way, we ensure that the contribution of all the Marie-Stella-Maris products you buy benefit the right projects.
Since 2011, we have been able to support 14 water projects in different countries, including Uganda, Mozambique, Bangladesh and Tanzania. As a result, thousands of people have already gained sustainable access to clean water. Improving water, sanitation and hygiene work together to improve overall health. Access to sanitation, such as simple latrines in communities, prevents contamination of drinking water by human waste and reduces infections. Besides the value of lives saved, there are other benefits of access to clean water. Such as increased economic productivity, more time for education and savings in doctor's fees.
Madarbunia, Bangladesh 2014 © Ernst Coppejans
Photo L: Bilibiza, Mozambique © Robin de Puy
COVID 19 RESPONSE
In eastern Zambia, we have fortunately been able to contribute to a regional Covid-19 response. With the expertise of the Jacana Smart Centre (and with the Provincial Ministry of Health), affordable water facilities have been built. And the remaining health centres without adequate water facilities are now all equipped with proper hand washing facilities.
Would you like to make an immediate contribution and help more people gain access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene? You can! Place an order in our webshop for yourself (or someone else) and make an impact.