More and more communities are being ravaged by the impacts of a warming world and the strain on basic resources like clean water and clean air which should be guaranteed to all. But in poor communities around the world, the lack of basic water and sanitation results in more water-borne infections and illness. That is why ensuring access to affordable sanitation is an essential public health and development goal.
In Mozambique, Feliciano dos Santos and his colleagues in Estamos have faced these challenges by training and empowering people to rise from poverty, to organize collectively for clean water and safe, composting toilets, and to make development sustainable by promoting equality.
Through music, peer-to-peer groups, innovative technologies, and more, Santos and Estamos bring sustainable sanitation to the furthest corners of Mozambique, working directly with villagers to promote community sanitation, sustainable agriculture, reforestation, and innovative HIV/AIDS initiatives.
Join Hesperian for hors d’oeuvres and to hear Feliciano speak this Monday, September 10th, at 5:30pm. He will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the book he translated into Portuguese, A Community Guide to Environmental Health, now in 5 languages. And we will celebrate Santos receiving the Climate Trailblazer award at this year’s Global Climate Action Summit.
For more details and to RSVP, please visit the event page.