In Burkina Faso, people living with disabilities are typically dependent upon family members for their water needs. Social stigma can compound environmental challenges and lead to their exclusion from independently accessing WASH services. WaterAid explains how Dakupa, a local NGO, has addressed environmental and institutional barriers in order to improve access to water sources for people with disabilities in one town. Solutions involve a combined effort to construct physical ramps, standpipes and handrails, and to mobilise local stakeholders committed to rights campaigning for people living with disabilities. This paper also discusses specific construction and sustainability challenges, including noncompliance
with technical specifications. [authors abstract]
This case study is one of sixteen from the Towards Inclusive WASH series, supported by AusAID’s Innovations Fund.
|Title||Access to drinking water for people with disabilities in the town of Tenkodogo (Burkina Faso)|
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