Health
 Kenya
Project #3129

Safe, Clean, Affordable Water for a Nairobi Slum

by Kenya Water, Energy Cleanliness and Health Project

Summary

Up to 96,000 residents of the informal settlement of Mathare will gain access to a safe, clean, affordable water supply.
$709
total raised
20
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Mathare residents generally pay illegal vendors high prices for water of poor quality. KWENCH will replace the cartel of illegal vendors with legally registered community-based organizations (CBOs). The CBOs will establish legal connections with the Nairobi water utility. KWENCH will help them raise money for equipment and train the CBOs in financial management, operation and maintenance and hygeine. The CBOs will promise to maintain safe water supplies and operate legally and transparently.

Solution

Establishment of legal water connections and introduction of market competition will help CBOs buy and sell low-priced water. The purchase of high quality equipment and provision of training in operation and maintenance will increase water quality.

Long-Term Impact

This project will create jobs for impovrished women and youth, provide safe and affordable water for thousands of people and replace an illegal water supply cartel with a legal and competitive water supply network.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

mailto:kwenchproject@yahoo.com

Organization Information

Kenya Water, Energy Cleanliness and Health Project

Location: Nairobi, . - Kenya
Project Leader:
Constance Hunt
Executive Director
Nairobi, Kenya

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