Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Soap Stories: Tanzanian Students Take Health to the Next Level

When it came to health and hygiene, Buira primary school, a remote school in rural Tanzania, faced two major challenges. First, most of the 800 students didn’t wear shoes walking to school and throughout the day. Mrs. Fundikira, Buira’s Health Teacher, shared, “One of the biggest challenges we encountered during the past three years was [...]

Connected Pastoralists: Designing a Mobile Application to Work in Rural Settings

By Jennifer Waugaman In 2013 with funding from USAID, PCI developed an award-winning innovation that provides semi-nomadic pastoralists with satellite-powered maps that show the density of vegetation in their traditional grazing lands. With the map, pastoralists can make better decisions on where to take their livestock to graze—an imperative decision that has become increasingly challenging due [...]

Barrio Mio Transforms Vulnerable Neighborhoods in Guatemala

This story was originally published in USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean September 2016 newsletter, highlighting PCI's "Barrio Mio" project in Guatemala.  Today the world is celebrating International Day for Disaster Reduction, a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction and to recognize how communities [...]

Tackling Ethiopia’s Water Crisis with Partnership

In a guest blog post, Larry Bentley, Lead Volunteer with Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA), writes about partnering with Project Concern International (PCI) to tackle drought in rural Ethiopia. EWB-USA’s 16,800 members implement engineering projects worldwide to help empower communities to meet their basic human needs. Clean water is vital. It is a key to [...]