Kenya Water & Sanitation Solutions: Recent Posts

Gilbert standing in his doorway
Make it rain

Depending on their situation, many of the world's poor often don't need charity as much as they need access to affordable loans.

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Mary sitting behind her old water tank
Half empty, or half full?

At her home in Kenya, Mary's old water tank posed a serious risk to her and her family's health as an open barrel of standing water can quickly become a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitoes.

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A young girl living in rural Kenya waits all morning for water to come out from a natural spring.
WATER: T is for Tears

When a young girl in Kenya wept over missing school, it caused one of's East Africa staff to cry. But the same employee has also seen how access to safe water can bring tears of joy.

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Rainy days give Grace more

Grace had always hoped she could raise her daughter without ever asking her to walk to fetch water. Now, with every rainy day, her hope turns into a beautiful reality.

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Water gives Sabina dreams

When you give to, water gives mothers like Sabina the ability to support their children. And their dreams.

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Water gives Mary momentum

When you give to, you help empower women like Mary, whose new water tank will help her small-scale farm regain economic momentum.

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Ngugi carrying water jugs in Kenya
Ngugi & The Kenyan Water Crisis

In Kenya, more than 40% of the population live in poverty, and 17.5 million people lack access to safe water. Because access to water is limited, villagers in Gaichajira like Ngugi look to distant sources to find water for their families.

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Sabina is a mother and a farmer in Kenya. Through she has a rain catchment tank on her property, a solution that has changed the way of life for her family. Read her story.

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Here's to beautiful rainy days

Grace and her family had always hoped to be able to afford a rainwater catchment system and water tank. Grace envisioned the day when her young daughter wouldn’t have to walk to collect water. Now, with every rainy day, her hope turns into a beautiful reality.

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Progress on Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

WaterCredit model seen to improve the lives of almost 115,000 people to date with safe water and sanitation in Kenya and Uganda.

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What a toilet means to 16-year-old Mbete

Mbete’s school and community now have access to toilets and safe water. Now, with some of her most basic needs met, Mbete can focus on her education and opportunities for a better life.

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Improving access to water in Africa

Grace used to get water for her family from a nearby stream, now there is water at her house. She took a WaterCredit loan for a rain catchment system, which she has now paid off. She uses the water for domestic chores like cleaning, laundry, and even watering a ... More »