Agua para ConvidArte Tumaco
Children from the ConvidArte Project in Colombia explain in a creative way to their community the importance of washing their hands with soap and water through a rap they created! (2019)
ConvidArte is part of the Lazos de Agua Program. Implemented by Fundación PLAN, this project has benefited from the active participation of the Aguas de Tumaco E.S.P utility, the Municipality of Tumaco, and the local community, who have contributed funds, technical assistance, and in-kind services. ConvidArte also counted on the active participation of the talented artist groups that have carried out our Social Art for Behaviour Change (SABC) interventions: Agencia de Comunicaciones del Pacífico (ACOP), Maestros del entretenimiento, and La Guagua.
Drawing from the succesful implementation of Agua para ConvidArte Tumaco, an additional initiative was launched within the framework of the Lazos de Agua Program: Agua para ConvidArte Quibdó. Implemented from 2020 to 2022, this initiative aimed to improve the living conditions and health of more than 17,300 people living in the municipalities of Tumaco and Quibdó, Colombia.
- The aims of this project were to increase sustainable access to water and sanitation services that are safely and sustainably managed. As of June 2022, 20,891 people have received access to water and/or sanitation services.
- This project has fostered key WASH-related behaviours through SABC interventions, including drinking water treatment and safe storage, handwashing with soap and water at key moments, and payment of the water and sanitation services tariffs. As of June 2022, 25,745 people have participated in the project’s SABC activities.
- The ConvidArte project creates an enabling environment by strengthening the WASH supply chain, to increase the pace of access to drinking water and sanitation services. As of June 2022, 115 entrepreneurs have been supported through WASH-related training, technical support and seed capital delivery.