Project profile — Improving Women-Led Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Healthy Homes


Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CA-CRA_ACR-3863751616)
2022-01-28 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Health education (12261) (40.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (60.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of 77,348 women, girls, men, and boys in eight districts of Abeshege and eight districts of Woliso in Ethiopia. Project activities include: (1) conducting formative research in project areas to identify and prioritize motives for key healthy household behaviours; (2) conducting behavior change campaigns, education, training, and awareness-raising; (3) empowering women health practitioners with relevant knowledge and skills; (4) providing training to key influential community, religious, political and traditional leaders on healthy water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices; (5) providing skills and development training to women health extension workers, community health agents, and members of the women’s development army; and (6) hosting marketing campaigns for WASH projects and services.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased participation by women and men in gender-responsive, healthy household practices and decision making; (2) increased access to inclusive, gender-responsive WASH products in marginalized and vulnerable communities; and (3) decreased barriers to participation in education for girls and boys, including those with disabilities, in 16 schools in the Abeshege and Woliso districts.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $475,360
Planned disbursement $527,637
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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