ASSP WASH: Inspiring villages to take health into their own hands
Clean Village Program
ASSP’s WASH program implemented a certification process for communities to improve sanitation and hygiene in their villages. In order for a village to be certified “sanitary”, they must have a dynamic and existing village committee, 80% of the population must have access to drinking water, hygienic latrines, and proper methods of garbage disposal, 60% of the population must wash their hands with soap before eating and after being in the toilet, and 70% of the population must know the routes of transmission of waterborne diseases and how to prevent them. Also, the village must be cleaned once per month.