Clean water and latrines at Hindu Polli Government Primary School
When Concern Universal Bangladesh conducted an assessment on WASH facilities in local cyclone shelters they found that 80% lacked adequate access to toilets and clean water.
With many of these shelte...
Malawi Community Led Total Sanitation
We arrive at the remote village of Mankhanamba village in the late afternoon. The dust is rising in the tiny village, dwarfed by Mount Mulanje. Olivia Beyo and Mary Bamos meet us dressed in their Comm...
Frank Nanjiwa Mankhanamba Village
Walking through Mankhanamba Village, Phalombe, which has been declared Open Defacation Free, Frank Nanjiwa beckons us over to see his self-built toilet. "I dug and constructed this latrine." He explai...
Jenifer Tafatatha | Water is Life
Jenifer lives with her husband and four children in a house at the edge of their village near Dedza in Malawi. At first it seems that Jenifer is lucky, just a few minutes walk from her house is a wel...
On a cold winter’s day in Malawi, the Concern Universal team park their car by the roadside and walk up a steep hill in Chitimbe village, T/A Mphuka, Thyolo. At the top of the hill is a small ho...
Land-grabbing in Mozambique
Every day big corporations buy or lease acres and acres of land in developing countries, pushing farmers and workers off a plot that is rightfully theirs. On average an area the size of London is boug...
Saving Lives by Spreading the Word in Malawi
A little know-how goes such a long way. This is the story of how a local woman, with the help of Concern Universal, is using education to stamp out childhood malnutrition in her village.
Eluby Pose P...
Preventing Malaria during Pregnancy
Malaria can be fatal during pregnancy. Each year up to 200,000 newborn babies die unnecessarily from this totally preventable disease.
Pregnancy reduces a women’s immunity to malaria, so it is ...
Feeding families in Malawi
Over 80% of Malawians are subsistence farmers. This means the food they grow is just enough to feed the family, with barely enough to survive. With little income and nowhere to go to buy food, they ar...
Life saving sanitation in Nigeria
Over a million children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unclean water and poor sanitation.
Working with the community in Ndioga, Nigeria, Concern Universal installed an additional borehol...
Water is Life
"My name is Felizardo Alexandre and I am 17 years old. I live in the Malanga neighborhood of the Majune District, Mozambique with my Mother and Brothers.
My Father works away, so when I am not in sc...
Improving lives with business loans & training, Malawi
Ostin Chintudula Nkhoma, 35, of Sitolo Village T/A Kachere,
Dedza, struggled to get his basic education. He started school in
1986 when he was already 10. The nearest school was 10km away and
Small loan unearths hidden talents
Green Kaunda Chisale, 44, of Makenzi Village, T/A Msamala, in
Balaka District stopped going to school as he couldn’t afford
the school fees. Struggling to find work with no qualifications,
Schools now safe havens in Bangladesh
Cyclones hit Bangladesh several times every year, and with the cyclone comes flood. Concern Universal is helping people to prepare for such disasters, to minimise the loss of life and livelihood. If p...
Singing to save lives, Bangladesh
Parashmoni (pictured) is seven years old and loves to sing and
play the harmonium. Her father Mr Selim wants to spread the word
about disaster preparedness throughout his village on the coast of
To work hard is to achieve success
Four years ago, Ebrima Jawara was like any other young man brought up in one of the hundreds of small villages in Gambia’s North Bank Division. He helped his family with their traditional farmin...
Villagers win appeal for better health services
Two years ago, the local health clinic that served the Eucalípto community in the town of Sapé, Brazil, was without a doctor and open sewers ran down the dirt road outside.
Working with Concern Unive...
Women start their own cassava farming cooperative
In Nigeria, Concern Universal helps to empower women and girls by educating them in their rights. One way we do this is by creating women’s and youth groups within the community, where together ...
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