Beseya Blon Project
The Ji Ni Beseya project, Mali. Credit: WaterAid, Basile Ouedraogo
The Beseya Blon project co-financed by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Wateraid Federation and One Drop Fondation is a 4-year intiative to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable in Bla and Kati Circles (Mali), by answering to the systemic causes of poor WASH access, inclusion and sustainability in both Circles. In collaboration with government and local partners, WaterAid Mali, the executing partner, will support strengthened systems, improved accountability and effective citizens’ engagement. We expect to reach 36,500 people with sustainable and inclusive access to clean water, 47,000 people with access to basic sanitation and 36,000 people with improved hygiene practices in communities, health care facilities and schools with the support of Social Art for Behaviour Change™ and the integration of One Drop A·B·C for sustainability™ model to achieve sustainable results in the targeted communities.
*In 2020, re-allocation of resources allowed us to reach 40,000 people directly for emergency COVID response.
This project aims to increase the use of safe, inclusive and gender-sensitive WASH facilities by target population and to improve accountability and engagement mechanisms at the government and citizen levels.
It will work on improving WASH behaviours in target communities and institutions, promoted and sustained through the SABC model and building of the capacity of Leaders of Change (trained youth, cultural groups and social artists, etc.).
It also aims to improve income generating opportunities for women and youth associated with Self Help Groups (SHGs) linked to the WASH supply chain.