Introducing Max Foundation: A new partner organisation of SuSanA


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Re: Introducing Max Foundation: A new partner organisation of SuSanA

Hello to the MAX Foundation.

Read your website, nice model (do you have a video of a well being bored and the pvc tube being inserted? that must be an exciting few minutes!:)

couple of things I wasn't clear about from the website:
  1. One (1) well will be sufficient for approximately how many people? (100, 200,???)
  2. what is the cost breakdown for a well and sanitation for that same population size?
  3. you mention squat toilets being the sanitation type - can yoiu give more details on the toilet type (pour flush, uddt, septic, etc? and construction material and methodology (concrete, pvc, made on site or centrally made and distributed?
  4. how does the microfinancing work? and how much roughly is a family or community required to pay (both monthly and in total)?
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Introducing Max Foundation: A new partner organisation of SuSanA

We would like to welcome Max Foundation from the Netherlands as a new SuSanA partner organisation!

The following text is taken from their application form and which was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Max Foundation is a business driven non-profit organization on a mission to reduce child mortality in the most efficient and effective way by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in world’s poorest communities. Our approach works because it is focused and mobilizes local populations. Changes are robust because efforts are based on people’s commitment. Sanitation is the first step in the self-development of poor rural and urban communities and trigger a snow-ball effect. Our approach helped 1.1 million people so far and can help hundreds of millions people in – at least – South East Asia.

Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene education (WASH) addresses child mortality in the most effective and sustainable manner. We finance WASH programmes, implemented by local partner organisations, in the poorest regions of Bangladesh. In these areas we provide clean drinking water by building water wells, we install latrines and give education about hygiene. Our standard approach now always incorporates training and equipping Traditional Birth Assistants (TBA's), and building school toilet blocks.

Contact person:
Joke Le Poole/ Director Max Foundation


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