Clean Water for the Kibera School for Girls!

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Water Problem

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of WATER PROBLEM Water problem in Kibera is as old as Kibera slum itself.There has never been an attempt by the government to provide this important commodity to the residents of Kibera slum despite the fact that the government has been campaigning saying that it will provide clean drinking water to all citizens in Kenya by 2010. This has come to pass and provision of water is left in the hands of private individuals who charge exorbitant prices and at times create a shortage so as to get chances of charging very high prices. The government tried sometime back to construct some water points but this did not work. Local government authority has also neglected residents and people are at times forced to use running water from streams which is a health risk. We appeal to well wishers to come to our rescue. Read more.
Related to project keywords: drinking water, running water, provide clean, kibera slum, residents

Disease Free Me

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Vihiga, Kenya
Map of Disease free me Domestic use of water form the largest consumption/use of water . These therefore means the water must be very clean to avoid and stay away from diseases caused by dirty water drinking. USAID is an organization which funds many different other organizations on different projects including water. They took an initiative on their own when they recently provided water guard (a liquid which purifies water for drinking) to every household in my village hence promoting clean drinking water. Read more.
Related to project keywords: water clean, water &, drinking water, largest, promoting

Water And Sanitation

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Water and Sanitation In April and May,2011 lifestraw family water filters were distributed to approximately 90% to all households in western province of kenya. The distribution program called 'carbon water' provided more than four million residents with quick access of safe drinking water at home. since then the outbreak of diseases brought about by unsafe drinking water has gone down. Read more.
Related to project keywords: safe drinking, drinking water, households, distribution, residents

Soy Sambu Water Project

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Bungoma North, Kenya
Map of Soy Sambu water project Soy Sambu water project was a blessing in the area.In the year 2007,July,the project was launched and funded by water services trust Fund implemented by Lake Victoria North water service board through support organizations.The project touched base well and after a year,the water intake had been built,the pump installed,the distribution tank constructed and water kiosks constructed at strategic point to ensure ease of water fetching by the community.Besides ,the schools,about 4 schools benefited from 4 sanitations blocks each.This project was jointly implemented by the community members which really helped the community through capacity building and the committee can be able to manage any project given to them. Read more.
Related to project keywords: implemented, distribution, support, year, ensure

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Lexi Hensley

New York, NY United States

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Map of Clean Water for the Kibera School for Girls!