Health
 Kenya
Project #2571

WaterCredit - Kisumu, Kenya

by Water.org

Summary

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.
$1,045
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

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.

Solution

•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

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.water.org

Organization Information

Water.org

Location: Kansas City, Missouri - USA
Website: http:/​/​water.org
Water.org
Project Leader:
Jessica Brooks
Donor Care Specialist
Kansas City, Missouri United States

Funded Project!

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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