Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in north Africa with a population of 32.5 million. Morocco’s economy is fragile with extreme levels of poverty and health care deprivation. In 2011 the UN ranked Morocco as the world’s 130th most developed country on the Human Development Index.

Water supply to Morocco’s urban inhabitants is relatively good with 82% of city dwellers having a tap inside their house. The picture is bleaker in the countryside however, where just 58% of the population have access to safe water.

25% of all Moroccans do not have access to sanitation facilities, resulting in a prevalence of water borne diseases such as dysentery. Infant mortality is also high, with 37 deaths per thousand; the lack of access to clean water in many areas is one of the largest contributing factors to this.

  • In 2008, Just a Drop was able to provide a local school and community in Sahara Ma’adid with toilet facilities and sanitary education, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Travelzest. The total number of beneficiaries was 2,510.

Photo credit: Sarah Coghill