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About the project

The Challenge

The school had been experiencing water shortages for the longest time by virtue of being located in a semi-arid area. Shortage of water had disrupted the school’s feeding program as well as cleaning. Learners had to miss class to trek miles away so as to access water from a river. Additionally, the level of sanitation and hygiene had been severely comprised as the water outsourced from the river did not pass the standard mark for consumption and overall usage especially in addressing the women’s unique needs.

The Intervention

Safaricom Foundation installed a steel tank, tower and water connection at a cost of KES 2 million.

The Impact

There is enough water that will help maintain the health and sanitation of the pupils. The school has a chance to harvest and store water that will enable them commence their feeding programme, start a school garden as well as adhere to the COVID-19 prevention protocols that is, regularly washing hands.

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