Clean Water Project
The dry climate and rapidly growing population has led to a water crisis in Kenya’s slums, where the less fortunate live in informal settlements without a proper water infrastructure.
Back in 1990, nearly 90% of the urban residents had access to clean water, however, the rapid population growth caused this figure to half. The city began rationing water in 2017, and yet the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company estimates that supply falls short of demand (by 25%). Informal settlements lack piped water and the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that water from vendors or surface sources often contains contaminants.
We play our part in tackling this issue by supplying clean water to 10 villages in the Dagoretti Area.
Water is only available at a central collection point where the residents have to pay for water. This means that the ladies who stay here have to walk long distances and carry heavy loads to sustain important activities such as cooking, laundry or even drinking. We are providing a solution for this problem by distributing clean water twice a week. We also educate the residents on the importance of using clean water as well as the importance of saving water. This empowers the society and thus promotes good health. Distributing water to the residents on these villages allow the residents to:
- Cook with clean water
- Have a reliable source of water
- Access water easily
We started this project last year during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are proud to say that we have supplied water every week without failure. It was essential that these families received clean water in a way that didn’t require them to crowd in one location – especially during this crisis. This greatly reduced to risk of contracting the virus.
Your donations and continued support are deeply appreciated and go a long way in improving the betterment of those that are less fortunate than we are.