Manila Water Foundation brings WASH amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
While the community quarantine became the "New Normal," many Filipinos still lack access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Now more than ever, we need to ensure that more communities apply WASH practices in communities, homes, schools, and health care facilities to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Manila Water Foundation (MWF) has the expertise and the experience to bring WASH interventions to where it is needed the most and to help as many Filipinos as possible fight the pandemic.
To immediately respond to the needs of the times, MWF mobilized Php 1.31 million for affected sectors in the country, helping 76 institutions, serving close to 49,000 individuals and deploying 26,506 liters of drinking water to frontliners.
Agapay is a disaster response program of MWF that immediately addresses the water supply and sanitation needs of communities and institutions affected by disasters and calamities. Through monetary and in-kind donations from MWF and its partners, the Foundation was able to provide potable water, water dispensers, food packs, hygiene kits as well as IEC (information, education, and communication) tools to institutions such as public hospitals, healthcare clinics, local government units, quarantine facilities, border checkpoints, and communities who are adversely affected by the pandemic. These efforts complement the responses made by the Manila Water Company, such as installing static water tanks at city borders and building shower facilities with adequate water supply at the World Trade Center as a fully operational quarantine facility.
Manila Water Foundation is determined to help Filipinos adjust to the new normal by pushing its new program, WASH in Pandemic. With your support, we can help more Filipinos safeguard their families and community members from COVID-19.
Help us. Visit https://manilawaterfoundation.org/get-involved and find out ways to help. You can also visit our social media accounts like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/manilawaterfoundation/ to know more.