Health
 Kenya
Project #1745

Improve Access to Clean Water in Kenya

by Innovations for Poverty Action

Summary

Fighting child mortality and diarrheal disease by protecting natural springs, organizing local groups to manage resources, and installing connections from water supplies to households.
$1,375
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.poverty-action.org

Organization Information

Innovations for Poverty Action

Location: New Haven, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.poverty-action.org
Innovations for Poverty Action
Project Leader:
Lisa Carter
Officer Manager
New Haven, CT United States

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