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Extend access to drinking water at the bottom of the pyramid using chlorinated solutions in Burkina Faso

BILADA is a pioneer company in the local production of disinfectants for water treatment. Its objective is to promote point-of-use water treatment by making point-of-use water treatment locally and sustainably accessible to the base of the pyramid. It has two chlorine solution production units with a production capacity sufficient to disinfect 9,000 cubic meters of water per week. After study phases on the development and stabilization of its solution as well as on the target's habits, BILADA is currently implementing and testing several distribution strategies. This concerns community distribution in the Center-Ouest and Cascades regions. distribution in pharmacies and general stores is being tested in the Center region. Bilada is managed by an operational and permanent team of five including an executive director, a regional agency manager, two sales focal points, and a production manager. the team is supported by volunteers and daily employees.

Expected impact

Our initiative will reduce the risk of microbial pollution of water during the catchment, transport and storage phases. Indeed, chlorine is just as effective as it is efficient in treating and protecting water at the point of use. This action will reduce the occurrence of diarrheal diseases in children under five by 39% and prevent malnutrition.



Goal 3
3.3 - By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
Goal 6
6.1 - By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
6.b - Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
In-kind contribution
Sale of chlorine solution in 500 ml bottle for water disinfection
Basic information
Start: 06 April, 2017
Completion: 31 December, 2025
BILADA (Private sector)
La Fabrique (Private sector : social bussness incubator), Fondation Antenna (NGO : research for development), Cash solidarité (philantropic organisation)
Initiative focused on COVID-19 pandemic response, prevention and recovery efforts
Geographical coverage
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficiaries
Households at the bottom of the pyramide (largest part of people : 92%) without acces to safe water on premisse
Contact information
Hamed Arthur YO, Executive Manager, biladabf@gmail.com, +226 73006988
Karpala / Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
United Nations