When families thrive, their communities thrive.

“We start with charity, but at some point, charity must be transformed into sustainable, positive behavior.” – Ed Apffel.
TerraMicas My Healthy Home education and community intervention helps families by:

Decreasing waterborne illness in communities:

  • Ensuring access to clean, safe water
  • Increasing access to latrine facilities
  • Providing means for households to practice safe water purification
  • Education on effective hand washing techniques
  • Enabling households to have clean and safe water storage
Decreasing Waterborne
Environmental Illnesses

Decreasing other environmental illnesses:

  • Using safe waste disposal facilities
  • Ensuring homes are free from pests and infestations
  • Replacing dirt floors with cement floors reduces transmission of diseases from ground by 80%

Developing Healthy Family Relationships

  • Establishing healthy communication practices for families
  • Teaching family members to respect the dignity and value of each member
  • Training husband and wife to work as a team
  • Promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children
  • Women are supported and viewed as equal to men
  • Genderbased domestic violence is decreased
  • Children are encouraged to attend and remain in fulltime education
Sustainable Management

Improving availability and sustainable management of clean water and sanitation

  • Composting organic waste
  • Disposing of animal waste safely
  • Appropriate processing and disposal of nonorganic waste

Hear from the Families We Support:

I have changed a lot … we are not living like we lived before.

Our Impact

Assessing Our Impact

To ensure we are meeting our goals of supporting and stabilizing families and helping their communities to thrive, we have created a comprehensive evaluation plan to understand both the needs in the communities where we work and the impact of our interventions.

We take a grassroots approach to collecting data from local communities to enable families voices to be fully heard regarding the changes they feel they need within their community. Through baseline, midline and endline evaluations conducted by our staff (who are members of these communities), we gather data on water and sanitation, infrastructure and social issues in accordance with humanitarian standards. This data is evaluated by our team in order to make informed decisions that best serve the needs of each region.

Our interventions target the following

UN Sustainable Development Goals*:

Ending Povertyin all its forms everywhere

Good Health & WellBeingfor all people of all ages

Gender Equalityand empowering all women and girls

Clean Water & Sanitationby ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Reduced Inequalitieswithin and among countries

Responsible Consumption & Productionto ensure sustainable patterns