HOW DOES WOOSH CHOOSE WHERE TO WORK?
WOOSH performs a special data collection and analysis of any new areas where we are considering working. At this time, there are no new countries being considered in our work plan, but we are actively starting work in new districts in Uganda where we already work.
When new areas are considered, the first factor we need to see is a clear need for improved water supply and/or sanitation. We also consider community motivation, costs, the availability of a trustworthy NGO partner, the support of local government, and a safe environment. To ensure system sustainability, Water For People requires a commitment from the communities that will benefit from improved water services.
Water For People’s country teams carefully target specific regions that we call districts (which are county-sized) within their countries where work will be focused. The goal is to bring 100% coverage in water and sanitation within each district and then replicate this model in new districts.