400 families will benefit from a Reverse Osmosis plant at Kanainagor, the St. Jacob Church (COB) compound in Mongla Upazilla, which is introduced by Shalom, a development organisation of Church of Bangladesh (COB). Due to the impact climate change and rising sea levels, the area has been inundated with saline water. With fresh water becoming increasingly scarce, the Mongla community had been drinking unsafe pond water for a long time, and this water treatment project partially solves the issue of safe drinking water in the community.
Also, Shalom is implementing an inclusive WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) programme in schools in Barishal, Khulna, and Bagerhat Districts, in addition to its regular programme. This project aimed is at safe water and sanitation services, and has installed chamber toilets for 1,500 students, teachers, the church community, and households without safe drinking water facilities.