About GSF Foundation

Introduction

The Gayah and Semera Fahnbulleh Foundation (GSF Foundation) is poised to launch a campaign across communities in rural Liberia by linking healthy and productive living with accessibility to safe and clean water, good sanitation and overall hygiene.

As cited in numerous national and international studies, many Liberians lack access to safe, clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, particularly children, who die of water borne diseases and exposure to unsanitary living conditions each year.

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68 percent of Liberians lack access to safe and clean drinking water

The Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Survey states that 68% of the Liberian population relies on untreated wells, rivers, ponds, creeks and swamps for drinking water.

Helping Rural Communities

Our Mission

The GSF Foundation is determined to contribute positively to the improvement of life in these rural communities by establishing sustainable, community oriented water and sanitation projects, beginning with the installation of hand pumps and public toilet facilities in towns and villages throughout Liberia.

With various government and UN surveys revealing that millions of people in Liberian villages, towns and cities lack access to safe, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, with thousands of Liberians, mainly children, dying each year due to the lack of, GSF foundation sees no better way to help rural Liberian communities, other than helping in providing them a complete access to good hygiene, better sanitation and safe and clean drinking water.

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Liberia‘s newly approved water and sanitation policy states that ‘water is life‘ and ‘sanitation is dignity‘
How Can You Help?

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The GSF Foundation has ascertained through its ongoing research that there are simple solutions to saving millions of lives in Liberia as regards to clean water and the creation of sanitary environments. These include the erection of water wells, water pumps, community pit latrines and extensive common sense education regarding sanitation. You can help to save lives in Liberia and prevent an epidemic by supporting this endeavor financially. 100% of your donation will directly go to the funding of water and sanitation projects in Liberia.

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About World Toilet Day

The Sanitation Crisis

Toilets save lives, because human waste spreads killer diseases. World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. The world is not on track to reach Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all by 2030.

Today, 4.5 billion live without a safe toilet and 892 million people still practise open defecation.

The impact of exposure to human faeces on this scale has a devastating impact upon public health, living and working conditions, nutrition, education and economic productivity across the world.

SDG 6 aims to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet and that no-one practises open defecation by 2030. Failure to achieve this goal risks the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Global Sanitation crisis facts:

The global sanitation crisis is reflected in the following facts, according to reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):

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of global population: have no toilet at home or one that doesn't safely manage excreta.

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people worldwide still practice open defecation – leaving human faeces not being captured or treated

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people use a poor source of drinking water with no protection against contamination

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of schools worldwide don't provide toilet facilities - problematic for girls during menstruation

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schoolchildren worldwide have no handwashing facilities – which stop the spread of deadly diseases.

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of the societal wastewater globally flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.