WASH, Solar Lighting, and Empowerment & Socio Economic Programs
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene is a persistent problem in developing and impoverished countries, rural areas and among marginalized communities. This includes not having have ready access to safe drinking water, hand washing facilities at home, open defecation, and many more.
Improving access to WaSH services can improve health, life expectancy, student learning, gender equality, and other important issues of international development. This can reduce illness and death, and also affect poverty reduction and socio-economic development. Realizing that we are also facing these challenges in our home ground, we adopted and adapted the global WaSH program to suit our local needs especially rural and impoverished communities.
Apart from our award winning solar powered water filter system, we offer realistic and simple approaches to promote WaSH at the grassroots. From conducting workshops on the proper way of washing hands to focus groups on menstrual health. Contact us to find out more!
Many rural villages do not have access to electricity. Those that are near the grid cannot install electricity in their homes as the houses are not sturdy and safe enough for electricity wiring. This is one of the biggest issues facing the world’s rural population. It is caused by 2 main factors, poverty and remoteness.
To light up homes, it is common to use candles, kerosene lamps, firewood and sometimes diesel generators. This incurs expenses that burden the already financially struggling family. These unsafe lighting also poses health risks and causes pollution.
Solar lighting is the fastest and safest way to provide the much needed lights in these homes. We have lighted up 344 homes across Malaysia. We work with various partners to provide solar lighting for homes, village pathways and community halls in rural areas. These efforts have brought about monetary savings for the villagers, reduced fire risks and accidents, and most importantly a sense of hope. Read more on how we work with partners to make an impact on lives.
Empowerment and Socio-Economy Programs out of 10 women we interviewed are confident that they can improve the lives of their family, given the Former substance users are less likely to relapse when they are actively involved in activities that equip them skills before they are integrated back to society.
Socio-economic activities bring about positive change in a community by uniting them through a common and tangible goal. Socio-economic activities that focuses on participants growth empowers them with the right set of knowledge, skills and attitude. We work with administrators, guardians and participants in designing projects that will benefit the participants not only economically but will increase their knowledge and skills that can be used to uplift their community.
These projects range from small scale farming to medium sized farms, sewing of PPE and cloth bags. Check out a few of our projects and How we work.