This program is aimed at providing practical solutions to hygiene and sanitation threats for small holder farmers in remote Ugandan villages where YICE operates. It targets vulnerable women and children. Under this program, three major activities are carried out:

1. Awareness rising on good hygiene and sanitation practices: We engage the community to identify Hygiene Ambassadors (HAs) that undergo through a 3 weeks training of trainers’ course on good hygiene, sanitation and HIV/AIDs. These after the training each is tasked with a role of recruiting 20 households in their communities to training them about hygiene and sanitation. They also conduct home visits to ensure households have basic sanitation facilities like drying racks, pit latrines, Tippy taps, dustbins etc.

2. Soap recycling: We partner with hotels in Uganda to provide us with the small pieces of soap that their customers leave in rooms after use. We sanitize them, and make big bars of soap that we distribute to households that do not have access to soap. Soap distribution is done by Hygiene Ambassadors during hygiene and sanitation village trainings.

3. Liquid soap making: Hygiene Ambassadors are trained in liquid soap making and the soap they make is sold to earn them an income – and invest in their savings group. Liquid soap is sold by HAs in their villages, schools and health clinics.

Testimonials

“It is always a joy for me to teach my fellow villagers about hygiene and sanitation – I am excited that when I do this well, I get a small pay that help me support my family. YICE has truly changed my life and my family is so grateful”
Mary – a Getrude Ambassador from Ntuuma.
``Hygiene and sanitation``