Supporting behaviour change and strengthening the WASH sector in the state of Guanajuato
Hands with eyes and mouth sing this song to hum while we remove viruses from our skin by washing our hands with soap and water. (Spanish)
The Guanajuato project is part of the Lazos de Agua Program. It has been implemented by Living Water International along with the CEAG — who manages the Access component of this project as part of the State of Guanajuato’s multi-million-dollar rural water and sanitation program. The project has strengthened both the technical and the managerial capacities of committees and municipalities in the WASH area, fostered behaviour change, and improved community access to affordable, quality WASH products and services. The Guanajuato project has partnered with Habitat for Humanity in the Capital component, while also partnering with artist groups Imaginartes, Tiliches del baúl, Cine Colectivo, and Machincuepa, to develop its Social Art for Behaviour Change (SABC) interventions.
- The aim of this project was to increase access to water and sanitation services that are safely and sustainably managed. As of June 2022, 77,286 people have received access to water, sanitation and/or hygiene services (WASH).
- 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, 47,488 people have participated in SABC activities.
- As of June 2022, this project had supported the emergent supply-chain of WASH-related services and goods by granting a total sum of US$75,000 in WASH-related micro-loans to 500 people.