This water pan project will increase the availability of clean water to at-least 1600 direct beneficiaries in Kitui County . The project aims at ensuring that community member have reliable,safe and clean water even in the toughest climatic moments.The project goal is promote youth and women empowerment through hygiene interventions and vegetable production increasing availability and affordability.
The population in the urban town has dramatically grown with the introduction of the counties.This has strained the urban resources leading to poverty related diseases and malnutrition. Food production in the village has been left for the most vulnerable people in the communities who have less energy and with inadequate knowledge on water resource management and proper utilization of available land.There has been no awareness on Hygiene because lack of water leading to hygiene related diseases.
With the construction of this water pan, the people of Kitui county will have clan and reliable water for their consumption and also use the surplus water for irrigation in their homestead. This will improve their feeding habits and also reduced the rate of malnutrition. the surplus foods in the household can be sold to the local market hence an income generating activity for the family. The water will also ensure that WASH practices are implemented within the community.
By the end of this project Kitui Development Centre will reach 6000 community members with efficient clean and sustainable water source. With adequate water the community members will also have the opportunity to start agricultural practices, agri-entrepreneurship for the surplus food they produce and observe hygiene in their families. this will also boost the nutrition value for the household in Kitui County.