Graceworks

Livelihoods

   

As part of the WASH program component, bio-sand filters (BSF’s) are being manufactured by our CDE facilitators in various locations in Northern Rakhine and Yangon. The BSF’s are made of locally available concrete, sand and gravel, and shaped using specially fabricated steel moulds.

Now that the communities have become aware of the benefits of having a BSF provide clean drinking water, the intention is to turn the BSF manufacturing in to an income-generating livelihood for the CDE facilitators and local communities. Apart from improving the economic development, this will also ensure sustainability of the overall community development program.

As our communities develop we intend to also introduce micro-microfinance, a result of repeated requests for investment to start small scale businesses. This component will focus on jobless people, and women in particular, to help create jobs and improve the local economy.

bio-sand filter manufacturing unit in Sittwe 

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Making bio-sand filters

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