1.Project Summary: Residents of Kitui suffer from chronic water shortages. This project will develop a spring, treat the water and distribute it to a total of 5 sales points. In addition, the project will provide sanitation through construction of composting toilets at three schools, hygiene through provision of handwashing stations at the schools, hygiene education and livelihood opportunities by providing compost from the toilets to grow seedlings for sale to local construction projects.
The community lacks clean, safe water for drinking, cooking and bathing. In addition, there are few hygeinic sanitation facilities available with handwashing stations. Further, underemployment affects a large portion of the population, particularly youths. More than 300 families and students at 3 primary schools are potential beneficiaries.
Muvua and KWENCH will construct a tank in which to collect the water from the spring so that it can be properly treated. The water will be distributed to a series of four points with kiosks with water tanks where it can be sold. In addition, he project will provide badly needed toilets at three schools, hand-washing stations and hygiene education and livelihood enhancement through a tree planting program and the sale of seedlings. The toilets will produce compost for growing seedlings for sale.
This project has the potential to improve health and generate income for the beneficiary community over a long period of time. Because the spring is perennial, the supply of high-quality water is unlimited. Composting toilets are highly sustainable and will generate a great deal of high-quality compost indefinitely, leading to a long-term potential for the cultivation of seedlings for sale and income-generation. Handwashing stations and hygiene education will improve health outcomes.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
KWENCH's web site
Kenya Water, Energy Cleanliness and Health Project
Nairobi, . - Kenya