Our impact in Kenya
Kenya is home to Water.org’s first WaterCredit program in Africa. During this initial program, Water.org proved the viability of this market-based approach and achieved more than double our projected impact, reaching more than 500,000 Kenyans with access to water and sanitation. We’ve built upon this successful foundation by engaging additional financial institution partners to develop and integrate water and sanitation lending into their portfolios. See how small, affordable loans are changing the lives of families in Kenya.
The water and sanitation crisis in Kenya remains critical, and we're developing new ways to scale our work to reach even more people.
In addition to household lending, we will expand loan offerings to small and medium enterprises such as schools, churches, and landlords who use loans to connect their properties to piped water or sewerage services.
In Kenya, Water.org is also collaborating with the Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF). Created by the World Bank, the WSTF works to build the “bankability” of water utilities through technical assistance and improved financial management. Water.org connects trained and qualified water utilities with our commercial bank partners for loans to expand their infrastructure, reaching more people with safe water and sanitation solutions.
Patrica built a life she loves
Through Water.org, Patricia was able to use a small, affordable loan to purchase three rain storage tanks for her property. Now she has enough water to feed her livestock, water her vegetable garden, and to cover her household needs. And, now she doesn’t walk long distances carrying heavy vessels of water, multiple times a day.
Stories of Impact
The power of supporting one another
The people we serve are change agents capable of transforming their lives and communities. Journey with us to a village in rural Kenya where a small group of people worked together to make a big difference for themselves and their neighbors.Read more
Stories of Impact
Empowering families in Kenya with access to water
Beautiful and lively, Kenya boasts a culture of tradition and hospitality, yet it continues to struggle with one of the world’s greatest challenges—access to water for all. Meet some of the families whose lives have been changed through our smart solutions.Read more
To help us reach more people in need of safe water and sanitation in Kenya, donate today.Donate