Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) are working in a number of cities in Africa to improve the water, sanitation and hygiene conditions for the poor communities. Borouge and Borealis became members of WSUP in 2007 as part of their “Water for the World” initiative in order to help them make a real difference to these people’s lives.
In Maputo, Julieta Magaia struggled to earn enough money to support her children. With the recommendation of her friends and the community, a WSUP supported initiative chose her to manage the water distribution system which provides a small income that improves the quality of life and devotion for her family.
Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) is a partnership between the private sector, civil society and academia focussed on addressing the increasing global problem of inadequate access to water and sanitation for the urban poor and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal targets, particularly those relating to water and sanitation. Borouge and Borealis became members of WSUP in 2007 as part of their “Water for the World” initiative in order to help them make a real difference to these people’s lives.
Each day 180,000 people migrate to the large cities around the world and by 2030, it is estimated that 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. WSUP are working with local service providers, both public and private, to improve the life of those living in poor conditions in a number of cities in Africa. Julieta Muinga lives in one of these poor communities in the Chamanculo district of Maputo, Mozambique. For years she had struggled to make enough money to bring up her five children but when the Tchemulane Programme, supported by WSUP reached her neighbourhood, things changed for good. Nacima Figia, one of WSUP’s team in Mozambique describes the impact that the programme had on her life.