An improved Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) system is a fundamental need for any healthy family and society. On this regard SADA’s objective is to ensure an increased access to sustainable, safe and improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities for all needy communities in Afghanistan. Since its establishment, SADA has implemented several WASH projects in the country.
Some examples of WASH projects implemented by SADA are:
Improving basic services and capacity building in three districts in Ruzgan province.
Construction of new water wells, repairing of the existing water-pumps in Kandahar and Ruzgan provinces.
Construction of latrines in in Mainwand and Zerai districts of Kandahar province.
Establishing and training of water committees in Ruzgan province.
Construction of 81 new water wells in Ruzgan province.
Conducting hundreds of community awareness sessions about WASH and the usage of clean drinking waters.
Promoting the hygiene and sanitation behavioural change in 145 villages in Ruzgan and Kandahar provinces.
Currently, SADA has a highly educated and experienced WASH team and is committed to continue working in this crucial sector.
For SADA’s WASH projects, please kindly refer to the updated factsheet.
Social Association for Development of Afghanistan (SADA) is a non-governmental, non-for-profit and non-political Humanitarian and Development organization. SADA was founded in 1994 when Afghanistan was severely affected by internal war and access to any humanitarian facilities and services was practically debarred.
SADA was established with a vision of “To alleviate poverty and human sufferings to see educated, self-reliant, peaceful and developed Afghanistan” by enhancing access to quality and free education, improving health system, upgrading local agriculture & irrigation systems, increasing awareness around hygiene and sanitation, and advocating for the rights of women & children.
SADA has started its first operation in Kandahar province by implementing a UNOPS funded WASH project with the total fund of $12,657 in 1996. SADA gradually expanded its operations across the southern region by establishing partnerships with UNOPS, UNDP, UNWFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, Malala Fund, Street Child – Children in Crisis, GPE, JICA, Action Aid, ZOA Refugee Care, Royal Netherland Embassy, PRT and the government of Afghanistan.
SADA has been able to successfully implement over three hundred small and large humanitarian and developmental projects in various sectors across the country. Those projects have greatly contributed in improving the living conditions of hundreds of thousands needy people. SADA built up strong relationships with communities and gained a particular acceptance among the local people.
SADA is headquartered in Kabul and currently has sub offices in Kandahar, Zabul, Helmand, Sari-Pul, Faryab and Urozgan provinces. On the basis of service delivery, the organization has good reputation among donor organizations, government officials, Community elders and other stakeholders.