Water Sanitation

Nearly a third of families in Timor-Leste have to collect their water from dirty water sources such as rivers, where the water is often polluted because people and animals also use the river. ChildFund helps improve access to water by installing tanks or drilling boreholes. ChildFund also contributes the infrastructure for improving toilets at homes and in schools. Education around good sanitation always goes hand-in-hand, and both children and their parents are educated about hygiene.