Household Water in Ongata Rongai

When individuals lack household access to water, they must purchase it from another source.

This water cart was selling water for 15-20 KES (USD $0.18 and $0.24) per 20 liters in a neighborhood in Ongata Rongai, Kenya. (The average income per person in Kenya is $2.25 per day. Source: The World Bank) There is a municipal water system that provides water 2 days per week or a private borehole system that provides water a few hours per day. If residents don’t have enough water storage, they must buy water from a vendor.

Capital: Nairobi
Population of 46.7 million
17.3 million lack access to safe water
32.7 million lack access to improved sanitation
43% of the total population lives below the national poverty line