PT Holland for Water (NAZAVA) and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN): Baduta Program: How Clean Water Helps Reduce Stunting
Baduta (below two years) Program: How clean water helps reduce stunting is a partnership between PT Holland for Water (NAZAVA) and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). It started in September 2014, with their shared interest and concern in nutritional situation particularly during first 1000 days of life (1000 HPK) and access to safe drinking water which is crucial to improve the children nutritional status and reduce stunting.
The program was implemented in 3 districts in Malang and 3 districts in Sidoarjo. The program’s beneficiaries were pregnant women and children under two (baduta), in an effort to support 1000 HPK. NAZAVA assessed the access to water and provided education in HWTS (Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage) and water quality to 125,000 people. It was followed by proposition to become resellers to establish sustainable supply chain of household filter to 30,000 people. Supply chain would be able to provide safe drinking water and build a facility of water system to 1,000 households with clean water access.
In the process, PT Holland for Water (NAZAVA) and GAIN divided the tasks based on their expertise. NAZAVA as the water filter company focused on research and assessment of water quality, and provided education and knowledge on how to prepare and store drinking water safely. Meanwhile, GAIN was in charge of facilitating the program to the community and coordinating with local government. Both organizations also work together in coordination in implementing the program in six districts.