Stay Clean is a Swiss association of international non-profit solidarity organized corporately within the meaning of articles 60 and following of the Swiss Civil Code. It collects funds from public authorities, foundations and individuals.
Almost all of these funds are allocated to projects carried out on site, administrative costs being extremely low. The association is active in the areas of development, awareness and recovery of organic waste.
The aim of the association is to come to the aid of destitute populations, mainly in Africa. Stay Clean sets up social and humanitarian projects with its local partners with the aim of promoting the development of beneficiaries and strengthening their dignity and autonomy.
She provides social assistance without distinction of ethnic origin, gender, religion or political opinion. Stay Clean pursues its goals in the areas of sanitation, hygiene and education. She is currently working in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa.
The foundation of our actions is solidarity with the most vulnerable people. We also aim to promote a climate of mutual aid between the beneficiaries themselves and within the communities with which we work. In problem solving, we look for innovative, sustainable and replicable solutions.
Stay Clean is an organization on a human scale, favoring a close relationship with its partners and beneficiaries. In the field, we emphasize a participatory approach with the beneficiaries, which translates into local responsibility.
Girls in Congo without a decent toilet at school or near their homes have to defecate in the open or use unsafe, unhygienic toilets often shared with boys. In addition to the health risks it presents, this situation is uncomfortable and embarrassing and girls are threatened. verbal and even physical attacks. Often to avoid this they refrain from eating and drinking during the day and it is therefore difficult for them to concentrate in class. When they start to get their period girls are more likely to miss class or drop out of school if the premises do not have a decent toilet.
Stay Clean pursues its goals in the areas of sanitation, hygiene and education. She is currently working in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa. Stay Clean sets up, with its local partners, projects of a strictly social and humanitarian nature with the aim of promoting the development of beneficiaries, strengthening their dignity and their autonomy.
1st prize “Best Idea Project” du concours «Together we’re better»
In Kinshasa the majority of the inhabitants do not have access to "improved toilets".
World Toilet Day according to the UN, November 19.
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Diaspora and Development Prize 2020
Diaspora and Development Prize 2020
Breaking the Silence, Rape and Sexual Violence Survivors Movement
Against open defecation
Protocol of intent signed.
Meeting of the Swiss Ambassador in the DRC
SDG Objective 6: Guarantee access for all to water and sanitation
Partnership agreement signed.
We met the secretary general of EPSP (Primary, Secondary and Vocational Education) who told us his enthusiasm for supporting the Stay Clean project and allowing us to access various school infrastructures.
We were presented with a very informative sketch on the management of personal hygiene. The young girls are grateful for the realization of the Stay Clean project.
Knowing that our project also affects children, our goal is that all children have access to sanitary facilities. Awareness of hand hygiene is essential for the development and environment of the child.
Mamapads sanitary napkins, Emmanuela Zandi wanted to help Congolese women. We will work together to sell Mamapads products in Stay Clean sanitary blocks.
In particular, we met with the advisor for economic affairs and development Mr. Joren Kippers. He was open to collaboration for the implementation of our project.
Mr. Schmid (Deputy Head of Mission) showed his interest during the social project interview.
We had the privilege of presenting our project to the provincial minister of environment, gender and education, Thérèse Olenga in order to implement our project in the city of Kinshasa.
Kitambo municipal market to conduct an investigation into the latter's hygienic situation.
Official release of Stay Clean association under the activity "Love morning" and "Women entrepreneurship".
The waste recovery chain at Lavigny Chez Eco Recyclage. A huge thank you to you Mr. Germanier.
The Stay Clean team presented the project in the Zion Kick up Start ups incubator
Making contact and networking
Thanks to the ministerial decree we are eligible throughout the territory of the DRC.
In the interest of the inclusive development of Africa, for which women play and will play in the future a key role, we are trying to provide concrete solutions.