Most homes in Kibera have no running water, forcing individuals to buy their water from private vendors who charge two to ten times what those living outside the slums pay for water. Often this water is not properly stored or treated, causing widespread water-borne disease.
In order to offer a safe, affordable, and convenient alternative, Shining Hope's new water point in Kibera is the slum’s largest single source of clean water. The Clean Water Project is substantially increasing our ability to provide the community water and is already bringing safe water to thousands of Kiberans everyday. Not only are we creating a more stable supply of water, but it is treated to prevent the waterborne illness we see every day at the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic.
Shining Hope is selling the clean water below the current market price to ensure those who need the water most will have access. The profits from this project will sustain the water system itself, and help to offset the operational costs of the Kibera School for Girls. This project will then grow to scale over the next year to serve more as community distribution methods are implemented.
Shining Hope is also developing a comprehensive community health and hygiene education and training for the best possible health outcomes; and implement a monitoring & evaluation process to ensure integrity and quality control.
Thank you for your continued support of the Shining Hope Clean Water Project!
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