SPACE considers safe water as human rights and every citizen should have the adequate access to safe water. In Bangladesh almost 28 million people lack access to safe water. National statistics indicate that about 98% households have access to safe water by hand pumps within 150 meters in rural areas. But many of those are non-working, affected by arsenic, salinity and other chemicals which contribute in decreasing the coverage at less than 60% and the majority of the poor households do not have access to those facilities. Considering the contexts, SPACE with the financial and technical supports of the internal and external funding agencies installed 161 water options (DTW, STW, DSP, RWHS, etc.) water options among 6,507 households during the reporting time. In consequence 4770 children <5, 6854 adolescents, 27664 women and 28202 men including disable people have access to improved safe water at their doorsteps. From the monitoring findings, it reveals that almost 97% install wells are always functional and supply adequate safe water among the households which also contribute in reducing women burdens for fetching water from long distance. SPACE has since facilitated the poor households in installing 1240 safe water options through which around 75,800 poor people have access to improved water sources.

Arsenic Testing Toolkit for Testing Water Quality
Arsenic Testing Toolkit for Testing Water Quality
Green Colored Arsenic Free Safe Tube Well
Green Colored Arsenic Free Safe Tube Well
Sponsor based Tube Well in Lama Upazila Implemented by SPACE
Sponsor based Tube Well in Lama Upazila Implemented by SPACE