Fighting child mortality and diarrheal disease by protecting natural springs, organizing local groups to manage resources, and installing connections from water supplies to households.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Improving access to clean water is critical to fighting child mortality and diarrheal disease in developing countries. By protecting, organizing, and installing access to water, the Rural Water Project aims to reduce instances of child mortality and disease in Kenya. This project undertakes a rigorous evaluation of these activities to identify the interventions that most effectively improve water quality and child health.
How will this project solve this problem?
Mobilize rural and sub-urban communities in western Kenya to protect and maintain natural springs and expand piped water resources. We rigorously evaluate project impact and disseminate findings to policymakers, development practitioners, and donors.
Potential Long Term Impact
Clean water reduces the rate of of child mortality and improves long-term health outcomes of those utilizing newly protected resources. Improved health enables children and parents to devote more time and energy to school and work.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.