PRO-WATER targets the following groups to benefit from its iWaSH approach:

• 2,000 households, especially women-headed homes
• 2,500 rural women, aged 18-65, majority are unemployed or unpaid rural workers, some of them are single parents or heads of households
• 3,000 girl-children aged 0-17; ages 4-15 years old majority are in school while around 5% of them are not attending school; ages 16-18 unemployed or unpaid rural workers, some of the girls aged 15-17 are married with children, also includes a substantial number of girl-child laborers in domestic and agricultural work
• 5,000 men and boys, majority are unemployed or unpaid rural workers, some boys aged 12-17 are not attending schools (around 5%), includes a substantial number of boy-child laborers in domestic and agricultural work
• 1,500 indigenous peoples located in remotest areas, with no access to basic facilities, majority of the men and boys are seasonal agricultural workers, women are unemployed and unpaid seasonal agricultural workers. This sector has been deprived of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene even if they own the ancestral domains where majority of water resources can be found. This sector can afford, on a regular basis, standard water tariffs; however, they can contribute immensely in sustaining natural water resources and are knowledge bearers of indigenous practices for conservation.
• 900 students in 3 schools, with no access to basic facilities such as electricity, water and sanitation
• 3 health centers—average 3 staff, catering to average 30 patients a week
• 3 important public spaces—with women’s economic corners and women in the informal economy, such as markets and transport terminals, approximately 300 women and girls.

Project Locations


The Local Government Units listed below are considered partners of the Programme. The selection is based on the scanning and scoping assessment mission that was done during the inception period. The basis for choosing these sites are due to:

  1. Priority Provinces under the Philippine Development Plan (2011-2016). The PDP Provinces are categorized as follows:
    • Provinces with highest magnitude of poor households, 2010
    • Provinces with highest poverty incidence based on population, 2012
    • Provinces exposed to mutiple hazards, 2012
  2. Waterless communities with open defecation communities
  3. Government agencies (especially DILG and DOH) convergence areas


Regions Regional Knowledge Hubs Provinces Municipalities
Bicol Region V
  • Bicol University
  • University of Nueva Caceres
Camarines Norte
  • Basud
  • Capalonga
  • Aroroy
  • Cawayan
  • Milagros
  • Monreal
Eastern Visayas Region VIII
  • Eastern Visayas State University
  • Metro Leyte Water District
  • Center for Development of Sustainable
    Communities for Social Progress, Inc.
Northern Samar
  • Bobon
  • Mapanas
Zamboanga Peninsula
Region IX
  • Western Mindanao State University
  • Jose Rizal Memorial State University
  • Zamboanga City Water District
Zamboanga Del Norte
  • Siayan
  • Sindangan