Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum

 
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 1 donation
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Breakthrough!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: We have just struck an agreement with our local project partner, the Kabiro Human Development Project (KHDP), to construct the upper floor on our project! KHDP is contributing ALL of the materials exept for the grills for window. KWENCH will have the grills made and provide the labour. This is a sign of true...
    • 2 months ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has been reactived and is now accepting donations again.
    • 2 months ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
    • 4 months ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 2 donations
    • 7 months ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 1 donation
    • 10 months ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 2 donations
    • 11 months ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 4 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Seeking Funding for Phase 2
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: With phase one of our projct complete, we are now looking for funding for the project's second phase. In this phase, we plan to increase the value of the project by completing construction of an upper floor eating and meeting space, building a filter system to clean the liquid effluent from the biodigester so...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    People are Using Our Project
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: The project is now in use! Our local partner, the Kabiro Human Development Project (KHDP), formed a management committee and hired a clerk/custodian to keep the project clean, collect payments for use of the toilets and showers and keep the books. The project is slowly earning revenue that will be used to...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Project Opening!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director, KWENCH
    Dear Donors: After lots of hard work, we held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for this project on January 22 2013. The Finnish Ambassador and the Deputy Ambassador of the United States both attended. The event was punctuated by the dramatic arrival of the Deputy U.S. Ambassador's motorcade, girls performing a traditional Luya...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Opening of Phase One
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: We have scheduled the opening of the first phase of this project for Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The American Ambassador to Kenya, Robert F. Godec, is planning to attend! We still need to raise funds for phase two, which will entail the completion and outfitting of the upper floor, construction of a...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 8 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Finishing Phase 1
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: We are finishing the first phase of the project and expect to be able to open it to the public within a few more weeks. The stands for supporting the stoves and the hand rails on the stairs are already complete. This week, we are completing the painting, the attachment of pipes from the biodigester to the...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Start of Finishing Work, Phase 1
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Hello, Donors! We began the finishing work on the first phase of this project in March. The first part of the work, pictured here, includes building the work surface and cabinets in the kitchen and laying the floor tiles. This work is now complete, but some small projects remain that need to be done before we can open the...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Dome Finishing
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: In anticipation of the completion of the first phase of this project, KWENCH has finished the plastering of the biodigester. Plastering ensures that the biodigester dome, where the methane accumulates, is both water and gas-tight. The work had to be done before the commencement of the long rains here in Kenya,...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Donation from U.S. Embassy
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: The U.S. Embassy, through its ambassador's self-help fund, has awarded a grant of US$4,000 to our local partner, the Kabiro Human Development Project. This grant is enough for us to finish the first phase of the project and open the project for use by the public. We still need to raise money to complete and...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 9 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Partial Construction of Upper Floor is Complete!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    With money from GlobalGiving, we have completed the construction of about a quarter of the upper floor of our Kawangware project. With paint left over from the Safaricom Foundation painting project, we painted the columns Safaricom green! This construction, complete with a heavy door and a strong lock, will prevent anyone...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Start of Construction of Upper Floor
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive DIrector
    Dear Donors: Thanks to Globalgiving, KWENCH has enough money to begin construction of the upper floor of our project. This will be a hall where people can meet and consume snack foods prepared by women's groups in the kitchen on the lower floor. We predict that having a place for people to consume food will add...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Painting and Keying Complete!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: We have completed the painting and keying work at the biodigester. The painting is solar yellow and Safaricom Green, the color of the foundation that paid for the work. The keying is the finishing of the outside so that it looks smooth. We have also installed window panes (the glass has been purchased, but we...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Painting!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Happy New Year, donors! We painted the interior of the project with the Safaricom Foundation on December 7. Now we are planning to finish the exterior. We still need funding to place floor tiles, put glass on the windows, buy appliances (stoves and refrigerator), build cabinets and a work table and install a kitchen sink...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 6 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    More Matching Funds
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director, KWENCH
    Dear Donors: From October 12 to 21 2010, globalgiving will match all contributions to this project. Donations of $10 to $499 will receive a 30% match. Donations from $500-$999 will receive a 40% match and donations from $1,000-2,500 will receive a 50% match. Globalgiving will award a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Paint Job!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    The Safaricom Foundation, the corporate responsibility arm of the mobile phone company Safaricom, has decided to donate a paint job to our project! Their staff will buy the paint and paint the project along with staff from KWENCH. We are just in the process of arranging their first field visit to the project site.
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Security Fence!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: I am pleased to announce that our local partner, the Kabiro Human Development Project, is raising money to construct a security fence to protect the ablution block/community kitchen. They estimate the total cost will be Ksh500,000 and have raised about a third of that amount. They have already started to...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    March 16 Matching Funds:
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: GlobalGiving will match by 30% any money donated to this project on March 16. Please mark this date in your diaries as we still need to finish the existing structure; It needs a paint job, floor tiles, glass for the windows (to keep dust out), a work table, cabinets, a refrigerator and stoves. Once we get...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    GlobalGiving Christmas Challenge
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: KWENCH's biodigester project is now listed on the Global Giving UK Christmas Challenge. We have one month, starting on the first of December, to raise additional money for the project. At this point, the bathrooms are complete with functional hot showers and toilets. Once we open the bathrooms to the...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 16 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Finishing!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: Our contractor disappeared from the project site for 5 months but now he's back. We hope that all the construction-related work will be done by the end of this month and that next month we will finish all the "extras" - water heaters, appliances, cabinets and painting. Then on to looking for money for phase...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Water Tanks!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Yesterday, UNICEF delivered two, 5,000-liter, donated water tanks to the KHDP site. The project is going very well.
    • 6 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Borehole!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: Our CBO partner, the Kabiro Human Development Project, has obtained funding to drill a borehole at the site of our biodigester ablution block and community kitchen. The borehole is almost complete. This is wonderful news as water from the local utility is notoriously unreliable and in short supply. Now...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Robert
      Robert A local source of water - fantastic. How do you plan to test the quality of the water?
      • 6 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Meeting Constance Hunt and seeing her efforts to rid slums of "flying toilets"
    By - Kara Wevers and Gerald Cook - Visitors
    Kara Wevers and Gerald Cook visited over a dozen GlobalGiving projects in March of 2009. Kara wrote: "Constance Hunt, the founder, director and only staff member of KWENCH, allowed us to spend a few hours with her during our visit in Nairobi. She took us to visit her current project on GlobalGiving, where construction...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Robert
      Robert It is great to get to know and get updates about individuals being helped as well as the individuals doing the helping, as that is just as important as the work being performed.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Construction of Phase One is Finished!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: Construction of Phase 1 is finished.The next steps are to install the plumbing fixtures, put in the doors and windows, lay the tiles, plaster and paint, construct cabinets and buy the other things we need for the kitchen (stoves, table, refrigerator, eg.). You will note in the photo of the plumber on top...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Robert
      Robert Constance, are these workers paid and volunteer? Is there an artist's rendition of what the final project would look like, if fully funded?
      • 6 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Visitor postcard: A walk through Kawangware slum with Constance Hunt
    By - Marc Maxson - GlobalGiving staffer
    Today Michael Nolan and I visited globalgiving project #1761, “Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum.” Constance Hunt, the project leader, met us and took us on a brief tour of one of Nairobi’s largest slums, Kawangware. I handed her a microphone and MP3 recorder as just listened as we walked the two...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Robert
      Robert The visitor postcard from Kawangware points out that while poor, given the TV attenas, the people living there are not broke. What are the jobs of people who live in Kawangware? 'Twitter' might not lead directly to more resources, but one can never predict what indirect resources might come about.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Groundbreak!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: Last week, we started construction on the biodigester ablution block and community kitchen. Work is progressing rapidly and we have been blessed by an absence of rain during the excavation and initial construction phase. The community has asked us to add a second story to the project to serve as a meeting...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Robert
      Robert With the attached pictures is was great to see the progress and the people involved.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Training in Financial Management
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: This past Tuesday we had a training session on financial management for the team from the community who will oversee the construction process and manage the project once it is built. The session went extremely well. The trainers were well prepared and highly motivational. The trainees seemed very...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Rip
      Rip The ability of the local people to administer and manage the project is critical to the success and sustainability of the project. It was gratifying to know that there is a local team and that it is receiving training. It was great to see pictures of the people involved in the training too!
      • 6 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 25 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Design Work has Started!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director
    Dear Donors: We have hired an architect and begun the design work for the project. The initial design, which has already been approved by the Kabiro Human Development Project (KHDP) board of directors, includes an open-air, roofed meeting/eating facility and an office on the first floor, above the ablution block and...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Kenya Emergency - Water needed for a Slum
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director, KWENCH
    Dear Donors: In the wake of Kenya’s post-election violence, KWENCH is raising money to restore water connections in the informal settlement of Mathare, one of Nairobi’s largest slums. Water vending businesses in Mathare have traditionally been controlled by the Mungiki, a violent cult. Like most illegal vendors, the...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has received 14 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum posted a progress report
    Design Work has Started!
    By - Constance Hunt - Executive Director, KWENCH
    Now that we have some money coming in for the project, we have begun work on project design. On October 6, KWENCH met with the board of directors of the Kibero Human Development Project (KHDP), where the ablution block and kitchen will be constructed. The board enthusiastically endorsed the project and asked KWENCH to take...
    • 7 years ago
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    • marthafaulhaber
      marthafaulhaber i would like to know how much money was raised. ml faulhaber
      • 7 years ago
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    • Dana Ledyard
      Dana Ledyard Hi Martha, Thanks for your question. I checked in with the project leader (Constance Hunt) who sent the following response: We have raised $1780 and still need more than $2400. I have submitted proposals to a few embassies to try to raise the rest. Best Regards, Constance
      • 7 years ago
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  • Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 7 years ago
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Project Leader

Constance Hunt

Executive Director
Nairobi, . Kenya

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