Health  Kenya Project #5246

Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans

by Mustard Seed Project (Kenya)


Mustard Seed will build a well to provide clean water for 1000 people in Mgongeni a slum area of Mombasa. We shall also build a communal laundry next to the well where women can do their washing.

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Shortage of clean water is a major problem in Mgongeni. The water supply is inadequate and often breaks down for 3 to 4 days at a time. Stored water quickly gets contaminated. 50% of young children die from water-borne diseases before their 5th birthday. The well will help to maintain supply and will significantly reduce the incidences of diarrhoeal disease. The communal laundry will reduce the number of 20kg drums of water the women have to carry which causes serious spinal injuries.


Dig a well with an electric pump and storage tank. Build a communal laundry next to the well. The project will be run by a trained group of women as a micro-business making them more independent.

Long-Term Impact

A clean water supply will reduce infant mortality. The laundry will reduce serious spinal injury. The project will provide a group of women with a regular income and lift them out of poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Mustard Seed Project (Kenya)

Location: Peterborough - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Rita Fowler
Peterborough, Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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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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