Improve the standard of living of the informal settlements by providing access to adequate clean water and promoting health through hygiene education, water and sanitation facilities, and addressing environmental and waste management issues.

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Narrative

It was expected that we would provide two water points for our members but unfortunately the Municipal Council hiked connection charges citing the prevailing global economic crisis.We will provide one water point with the funds provided.
We will provide more information as soon as we start implementation next week.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 21 Jun, 2009 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 22 Feb, 2009 Preparation Phase

Improve the standard of living of the informal settlements by providing access to adequate clean water and promoting health through hygiene education, water and sanitation facilities, and addressing environmental and waste management issues.

Narrative

It was expected that we would provide two water points for our members but unfortunately the Municipal Council hiked connection charges citing the prevailing global economic crisis.We will provide one water point with the funds provided.
We will provide more information as soon as we start implementation next week.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The Municipal Council will do the repairs therefore there will be no maintenance costs.These costs are reflected in the monthly water bill and depends on water consumed.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

We have finished our water project done with the gracious grant of US$ 1000 offered by AWWC.
We managed to connect two water in the slums raising our water kiosks to 12 from the original 10 that we had.

We were heavily covered by the local media including three vernacular radio stations and two national newspapers. The commissioning of the water project was officiated by the local administration and water officials from the government and municipality. They agreed to let us revive several water points which had been neglected and vandalized if we manage to raise funds. We also conducted capacity building in a workshop we held immediately we left the AWWC last year.

We sincerely hope that we will receive the grant we have applied to activate the 70 water points. The total cost would be Ksh.3.5 million (US$43,750).The local community promised to contribute US$ 10,000 towards the total costs.

We have attached a newspaper cutting on the commissioning of the workshop but they wrote that last years conference was held in the Kenyatta International Conference Centre instead of Green Belt Movement Hq which was an error.

We will continue advocating for clean water in every household in our slums until it is done.
Regards

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 175

There will be one water point catering for 20 members of the group with 5 members of the family each.We expect another 50 people to purchase water from the water point.Another 25 people will get water from water vendors .

People Getting Sanitation: 175

We expect the same number who receive water from our water point will alsi benefit in sanitation

People Getting Other Benefits: 125

Twenty families will be getting revenue from selling water.25 water vendors will also benefit from sale of water.

Funding

Funded:
$1,000
Final Cost:
$1,000

Plan/Proposal