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Solutions in Kenya

More than 28 million people do not have access to proper sanitation in Kenya. However if given the opportunity, families can make an affordable investment in a solution like this; unlocking the potential for dignity, health and economic growth.

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Top 5 Water Stories of 2013

Christine Mbati has three children and was recently widowed. She is a member of the K’Obonyo self-help group and lives at Ulanda village.

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Margery's Two Loans

Margery took out two WaterCredit loans that allowed her to install toilets and a water storage tank. Both have brought her and her family dignity, health and comfort.

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Water for Leah's Farm

Leah lives in Ngawene village on the outskirts of Maua town with her two children – a daughter (25) and a son (18). Leah, pictured second from the right with ECLOF and Water.org staff, is a secondary level graduate and also holds an accountancy technician certificate. Leah is 50 years ... More »

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: ... More »

Rainwater Harvesting

Tabitha is a 28 year old primary school graduate living within Rongai town. She lives on a 1-acre farm with her husband’s family and their 4 year old daughter. The family’s semi-permanent (corrugated sheet metal walled) bungalow houses 5 adults and 2 children, which is connected to the electricity grid. ... More »

WaterCredit in Kenya: Beth's Story

Mrs. Beth Muguru lives near Koimbi town, approximately 25 kilometers north of Muranga town where she engages in small scale farming. She took the steps necessary through her self help group to take out a WaterCredit loan to benefit her business and shared the benefits she's seen after the installation ... More »

Program officer :: Elizabeth Were

As Water.org’s Kenya Staff Program Officer, Elizabeth Were is responsible for activities such as walking beside local partners in Africa to produce high-quality project proposals and providing training for partners and beneficiaries in the communities served. [1 min]

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Why sanitation :: Elizabeth Were podcast

Water.org Kenya Staff Program Officer Elizabeth Were shares how a lack of sanitation causes hardship in the lives of girls in urban and rural areas, and how safe sanitation affects lives and improves childhood mortality rates. [1 min]

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What a toilet means to 16-year-old Mbete

Mbete’s school and community got toilets and safe water for first time. Now, with her most basic needs met, Mbete will no longer have to worry about embarrassment when her period comes each month. She now has privacy, safety, and the dignity that comes with a toilet. She can instead ... More »

This month brings change for Mucee

Mucee and his family used to fetch water about more than nine miles away from home. They were always worried about getting enough. Now, having his most basic needs met with the new project, Mucee will no longer have to worry about waterborne disease. He can instead focus on his ... More »

Water.org and The MasterCard Foundation

Water.org and The MasterCard Foundation accelerate Microfinance for clean water in Africa. The $3.6 million innovative partnership will benefit communities in Kenya and Uganda.

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