An Integrated Health,
Education &
Clean Water Project

to benefit the community of

Lambwe in Kenya, Africa

Mission

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  1.  Provide sustainable clean and safe water for drinking and domestic use
  2. To advocate for the provision of primary healthcare through partnership approach with existing health facilities
  3. To mobilize communities to participate in appropriate livelihood security
  4. To support educational programs within the communities
  5. To strengthen and build capacity of the local structures in order to perform their mandates
  6. Strengthen the stakeholders engagement to enhance production and  participation in the service delivery at all levels of the communities 

Background

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The United Nations classifies Kenya as a chronically water scarce country on the basis of having one of the lowest natural water replenishment rates, at 647 meters cubed per capita per annum which is far below the 1,000 meters cubed per capita per annum. Estimates of water supply in the country indicate that only about 56 per cent of the population has access to safe water. Approximately 80 percent of hospital attendance in Kenya is due to preventable diseases and about 50 percent of these illnesses are water, sanitation and hygiene related. Coverage of adequate sanitation has dropped from 49 percent to 43 percent in recent years. Fifty (50 percent) Kenyans do not have adequate sanitation; more than 90 per cent of the water and sanitation related disease outbreaks occur in the rural areas; 50 per cent of rural households have no toilet facilities at all, and where they exist they are generally unhygienic; up to 50 per cent of the urban populations reside in slum environments where sanitation conditions are appalling; on average, schools have only one latrine per 100 pupils compared with the recommended maximum of 40 pupils per latrine; more than three-quarters of Kenya is still vulnerable to disasters, especially floods, droughts and cholera.

Institutional Network

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  • The Water Project will be registered with statutory bodies as Water Users Association (WRUA) at sub county level, Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA) at the county level and Water Service Board (WSB) at the national level
  • The project will be linked to Urianda Parish under the Anglican church of Kenya-Southern Nyanza Diocese. Additionally, the project will collaborate with local educational institutions like Ambassador Pamela Mboya Secondary School for the promotion of girls’ educations and 6 Primary Schools within the Sub location for life skills and related activities
  • It will have on its board the area Chief, Pastors, youth representative, women representative, disable person, water user association representative, professionals and lined government ministries for continuous advisory opinion. 
  • The project will have the Project manager and with 4 sector Coordinators, Finance officer, Secretary, Security and Community Volunteers from the beginning and will change through project life.
  • The activities of the project will be aligned to the Homa Bay County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP).