"Access to clean water and sanitation for all, worldwide"

Water, Sanitation and hygiene

Marie-Stella-Maris foundation

With the creation of the Marie-Stella-Maris company, the foundation of the same name was created. Sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) projects are independently selected through this foundation. In this way, we ensure that the contribution of all Marie-Stella-Maris products you buy benefits the suitable projects. By carefully selecting the projects and following them closely during and after their realization, we strive to ensure that each project contributes structurally. In this process we work closely with our partner Aqua for All. Aqua for All is a non-profit organization founded by the Dutch water sector and is known for its expertise in water, sanitation, and hygiene-related challenges.
Schoon drinkwater voor iedereen. Marie-Stella-Maris
OUR WATER PROJECTS

Impact on thousands

Since 2011, we have supported 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. Beyond 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 on doctor's fees.

Covid 19 respons

De COVID-19 pandemie heeft aangetoond dat hygiëne en adequate toegang tot schoon water van essentieel belang zijn bij het voorkomen en beheersen van ziekten. Handhygiëne redt levens. Volgens de wereldgezondheidsorganisatie is handen wassen een van de meest doeltreffende maatregelen om de verspreiding van ziekteverwekkers en infecties tegen te gaan, en zo bijvoorbeeld het COVID-19-virus te voorkomen. Toch hebben miljarden mensen nog steeds geen veilig water en sanitaire voorzieningen, en de financiering is ontoereikend. In Oost-Zambia hebben we gelukkig een steentje kunnen bijdragen aan een regionale Covid-19 respons. Met de expertise van het Jacana Smart Centre (en met het Provinciale Ministerie van Gezondheid) zijn betaalbare watervoorzieningen gebouwd. En de resterende gezondheidscentra zonderadequate watervoorzieningen zijn nu allemaal uitgerust met goede voorzieningen voor het wassen van de handen.

Contributions

By donating

Want to make an immediate contribution and help more people access clean water, sanitation, and hygiene? You can! Please place an order on our webshop for yourself (or someone else) and make an impact.