Water supply and sanitation in Kenya is characterised by low levels of access, in particular in urban slums and in rural areas, as well as poor service quality in the form of intermittent water supply. Over 17 million people in Kenya still lack access to safe water that has resulted to death of over 10,000 children every year due to diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. Over 33 million people don't have access to adequate sanitation which translates to over two-thirds of the population. The rapid population growth and urbanization has placed undue pressure on the existing water supply and sanitation infrastructure. This has since made access to basic but improved water and sanitation services a growing challenge.
What We Are Doing
Njoroge Muchiri Foundation is working towards transforming the lives of those in the community who do not have access to clean water supply and sanitation. We support building of both low cost revenue and non-revenue water points conveniently placed within the communities. Community based organizations (CBOs) operate these water points for the benefit of the larger community creating a sustainable and empowering system.
Further to building new water points, the Foundation is also engaged in initiatives to scale up existing water supply to reach more people in the community more so those who do not have any access. We are also working with various schools in our areas of operation to provide safe drinking water.
On sanitation, the Foundation supports building of new sanitation infrastructure in areas that have none and also scaling up of the existing ones to make them more efficient. We also offer capacity building and training on water & sanitation practices to sensitize the communities on the sustainable use of resources.