WaterCredit - Kisumu, Kenya

$1,045 $98,955
Raised Remaining


This innovative project will use Water.org’s WaterCredit model to mobilize and train women’s savings groups to take out and repay loans in order for them to access improved services.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Five out of six residents in the Nyalenda slums don’t have access to nearby safe water. They are either forced to pay high prices for vended water or suffer health problems by using unsafe water sources. The Kisumu water utility is willing to serve people in these areas, yet the connection fees are too high for most people to pay for at once. The dense urban environment also makes sanitation a daily health challenge for people there. Approximately 6,000 people will benefit from the program.

How will this project solve this problem?

•Project will educate community members on the importance of safe water and other hygienic practices •Mobilize and train women’s savings groups that will take out and repay WaterCredit loans for the cost of obtaining water connections and latrines

Potential Long Term Impact

Over 6,000 people will gain access to safe, affordable water and hygienic sanitation. Health and economic status will improve and women who participated in the program will be empowered.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,045

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,045 .  The original project funding goal was $100,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Project Leader

Jessica Brooks

Donor Care Specialist
Kansas City, Missouri United States

Where is this project located?

Map of WaterCredit - Kisumu, Kenya