Project #8777

Clean Water for the Kibera School for Girls!

by Shining Hope for Communities
Jun 3, 2013

Abundant, Clean Water in 2013

SHOFCO Clean Water Kiosk
SHOFCO Clean Water Kiosk

We're growing!  With the help of supporters like you, our clean water and sanitation efforts are reaching more and more Kibera residents every year.

In 2009, our clean water reached 8,878 beneficiaries. This year, by April 30, we had already reached 9,265 beneficiaries!  We expect 14,000 residents to utilize our clean water services in 2013.  That progress is something to celebrate!

The key to our successful impact is a holistic approach to sanitation: we provide clean, affordable water to the community through our water tower, build public restrooms throughout Kibera, and train community health workers to perform slum-wide sanitation and hygiene education campaigns. Our community health workers also refer individuals to Shining Hope’s free clinic, where they can be treated for water-borne illnesses such as typhoid and diarrhea. This integrated approach tackles Kibera’s health and sanitation challenges comprehensively and systematically. 

Our efforts don't stop with success, however; our perennial goal is to maximize impact.  One of our hopes is to build 2 new water kiosks that would help serve over 20,000 additional residents a year.

Your continuing support keeps Shining Hope the forefront of the effort to mitigate the water crisis in Kibera.

Shining Hope Water Tower
Shining Hope Water Tower

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Shining Hope for Communities

Location: Middletown, Connecticut - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Shining Hope for Communities
Project Leader:
Shining Hope for Communities
New York, NY United States

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