ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

by The Ngao Foundation
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
ENHANCE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
Handwashing day at the ngao foundation
Handwashing day at the ngao foundation

This report will cover the progress made during the months of  August, September, October and November. During this period we focused on the following activities.

  • Handwashing.
  • Training on the impact of water on nutrition.
  • Partnerships regarding WASH programs.
  • Increase access to safe and clean drinking water for households and hospitals.

Handwashing.

Global handwashing day this year was observed on 15/10/2022 under the theme “Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene.” The ngao foundation was not left behind, a total of 67 children were involved. They were taught the benefits of washing hands before eating and after using the washrooms and the steps to wash their hands properly.

Training on the impact of water on nutrition.

Apart from providing clean water to the community, it was observed that many community members lack sufficient knowledge when it comes to the relationship between water and nutrition especially expectant mothers and lactating mothers therefore the ngao foundation used the opportunity to educate a group 21 women who are expectant and those who have children under the age of 5. The aim of this activity is to make sure that these women have basic knowledge regarding the importance of drinking clean water and they act as WASH ambassadors in the communities to spread this awareness.

Partnerships regarding WASH programs.

To create a more effective in creating positive impact and change in the community, partnership and collaboration is needed to ensure that the results and resources needed are delivered. The ngao foundation has partnered with AZZADI Kenya for the WASH project this will help on broadening the scope area when it comes to WASH, and it will also help in creating a collaborative approach when it comes to fundraising.

The ngao foundation was also invited to attend this year's WASH SYMPOSIUM, where the organisation got to interact with other institutions from different parts of the world and their WASH projects and how new innovations are being made in the WASH sector. Several networking opportunities were created from this symposium and new collaborations and partnerships are being discussed.

Increase access to safe and clean drinking water in households and hospitals.

During the months of September, and October there has been an increase in water refills both for households and hospitals. There has been the addition of new beneficiaries from neighbouring locations such as Kawangware. Two new chemists are now refilling the water at the water refilling centre. New institutions also subscribed to the monthly water refills and even during functions such as weddings, graduation and burial ceremonies people prefer the ngao foundation's bottled water.

CHALLENGES.

The main challenge that this project is facing is funding. There are some activities that are needed to be done but due to financial limitations, these activities cannot be done. These activities include water treatment training, the Creation of WASH clubs in schools, and a borehole for the community so that they can stop using dirty water from the polluted Nairobi river. We are appealing for more support on this because a lot still need to be done.

Training on importance of water in nutrition
Training on importance of water in nutrition

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Training on the importance of hygiene & sanitation
Training on the importance of hygiene & sanitation

This report will summarise the progress made for the months of April, May and June. During this time several training sessions, community activities and WASH refill centre upgrades were done.

We carried out training sessions among young boys and girls on the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene at home and the benefits of drinking safe and clean water, with 57 total people who were present. We also did community awareness on the availability of clean and safe water at the ngao foundation to drink. We are also in the process of building Two female-friendly latrines in the informal settlement schools to improve sanitation for over 412 girls and women in these institutions discussions are currently going on.

There is also an ongoing upgrade on the WASH refill centre so that it can be standardised leading to the organisation supplying water to markets and creating at least 7 refill centres in other towns by the end of the year. This will increase awareness on the project and also it will benefit many people in different areas. Young men also took the initiative to clean the community.

Challenges.

The main challenge to this program is the insufficient funding, people are in dire need to know about what WASH entails so conducting activities and training sessions have been a challenge. We are still urging you to support us in order to reach our target and provide clean water to those who are in vulnerable conditions.

Upgrading the water refill centre ongoing.
Upgrading the water refill centre ongoing.
Community cleaning initiative being carried out.
Community cleaning initiative being carried out.
Pipes&fitting materials being prepared for upgrade
Pipes&fitting materials being prepared for upgrade
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Water being refilled for the delivery
Water being refilled for the delivery

 The Ngao Foundation has made great steps towards achieving the long-term target of providing access to clean water for 2000 households in Kangemi. Over the last four months the water refills from various households greatly increased:

  • By the end of December, the water refills were at 110.
  • In January 2022, the number of refills was 160.
  • This number increased from 160 to 233 refills by the end of February 2022.
  • By the end of March, this number is expected to increase because at the moment it stands at 227 refills.

The overall household number reached has increased from 317 to 730 households. The rise has been attributed to increasing community awareness campaigns within Kangemi, the construction of a new water tank with a capacity of 10000 litres to ease the burden of collecting polluted water from rivers has also led to this increase.  The addition of the motorbike has also eased transportation of the water, therefore, allowing us to deliver water to the beneficiaries living in far places.

The emergence of challenges.

Due to the rising demand for clean water acquiring materials( water refill bottles, pumps and seals) for the new households has been a challenge for the organisation. We are continually pleading with our highly esteemed donors to continue to support us in achieving the goal.

newly acquired motorbike for water delivery.
newly acquired motorbike for water delivery.
the newly constructed tank due to rise in demand
the newly constructed tank due to rise in demand
training on how to wash the hands.
training on how to wash the hands.

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Recently upgraded water refill centre.
Recently upgraded water refill centre.

This is the report for the months of September, October and November. The long term objective of enabling 2000 and more families in Kangemi to access clean water and there has been further progress made for the last three months. First, the expansion of the water refill centre has been completed this has allowed the increase in the number of refills. In addition to this, a bottle water rinser was added to improve the cleanness of water and bottles.

The number of uptake water refills has increased from an average of 60 households per month to 110 households. The new members also increased from 180 previously to 317 an increase of 137 new households.  Some of the new customers have come from the neighbouring towns, this implies that the project is doing well and the potential is there. There have also been sessions every Saturday to train the communities on the importance of hygiene and sanitation. 

EMERGENCE OF NEW CHALLENGES.

These challenges have slowed down the project, they include: increase in taxes by the government, which has led to the increase in prices for bottles and handmade bottle pumps, this has slowed down the project because now more funds are needed to reach the target of providing cleaning water to 2000 households. Another challenge is that road construction has made the water even dirtier. Our goal is to ensure that the community receives clean water safe for drinking and home usage which is one of the Sustainable Development goals we want to achieve.

Bottle rinser for cleaning bottles before refill
Bottle rinser for cleaning bottles before refill
A child enjoying a cup of clean water.
A child enjoying a cup of clean water.
Children being taught how to clean their hands.
Children being taught how to clean their hands.

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illustration on how to operate  a water pump
illustration on how to operate a water pump

In Kangemi, water runs into the taps only three days a week coupled with frequent shortages. Households store water in plastic containers and/or any form available and convenient to the individual household. During water shortage, women are out looking for this commodity and it doesn’t matter the quality or the source of the water at this point. Against this backdrop, The Ngao Foundation has installed three big water storage tanks plus a complete water Ultrafiltration system to continuously provide safe clean water to the community.

Our target is to serve the community with 20 litres bottles and hand press water dispensing pumps to reach 2000 households. So far, we have managed to serve 120 an increase of 60 households from the previous report, this means it is just the beginning of the journey to reach our expected target. Most of the households we served have maintained the spirit of taking safe clean drinking water by refilling at our water refilling station at an affordable price of $ 0.5. Since we started distributing the water bottles and the water dispensing hand press pumps the rate of water refilling by the households has increased within the past 4 months.

In the past months, we have also started supplying clean water to two (2) schools and we are expecting this number to rise to 10 in the coming months. The Ngao Foundation in the last months has also improved sanitation facilities where children wash their hands before taking their meals as will be shown in the pictures below. We have also started supplying water to one of the local hospitals (Eagles Health Centre) the target is to ensure that at least (5) health centres are using clean water from The Ngao

On the 21st of August, The Ngao Foundation is expecting to host a delegation from the Rotary club of Westlands members situated in Nairobi. This visit is aimed at improving our different means of fundraising, this will also help in broadening our local fundraising initiatives. As mentioned in the previous report the sustainability of this is very high because of the increase of water refill from the community members. That is why The Ngao Foundation is kindly urging you to continue support this project, A water bottle and a water hand press pump to every vulnerable family costs $15 we urge you to continue supporting this project.

newly constructed washing hand area.
newly constructed washing hand area.
children washing their hand before taking a meal
children washing their hand before taking a meal
Water dispensing pump&waterbottle cost $ 15
Water dispensing pump&waterbottle cost $ 15
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The Ngao Foundation

Location: Kangemi, Nairobi, Nairobi - Kenya
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Anthony Hulula
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