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.
•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
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.