Capalonga, Camarines Norte is one of the ten municipalities where the integrated safe water, sanitation and hygiene (iWASH) approach was pioneered in 2015 and it is one of the target municipalities within the ongoing GoAL WaSH programme. Capalonga is considered an underprivileged municipality in the Philippines. It has a very limited budget for the development and provision of social services; making access to safe water and open defecation a greater challenge.