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Beseya Blon Project

Supporting Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Health care Facilities (HCF) and Communities in the Ségou and Koulikoro regions, Mali.
Targeted population
4 years
2020 to 2024
Districts of Bla and Kati
Partners involved
One Drop thanks the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the WaterAid Federation, Water Aid Mali and America, the Ministère de la Santé du Mali, les Centres de contrôle et de prévention des maladies (CDC), World health Organization (WHO) and Centre Culturel Kôrè for making this life-changing work possible!
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Our key strategies

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.

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A·B·C for Sustainability

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.

Behaviour Change
The project aims to improve 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.

Highlights as of 2023
97,994 people now have access to
safe, equitable and sustainable water services at communities and healthcare centres levels.
89,864 people now have access to
healthcare centres that are equipped with safely managed sanitation services.
101,152 people were reached through SABC interventions
that engaged various actors around the continuous practice of key hygiene-related behaviours such as handwashing and latrine use.
Social Art for Behaviour Change (SABC): Promoting WASH in Mali

In this case study, University of Toronto Reach researchers examine One Drop’s Social Art for Behaviour Change™ (SABC) approach to supporting sustainable development and community resilience in Mali.

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