About the project
Like in most parts of Africa that are water scarce, the women and girls of Kathonzweni spend most of their days fetching water. This has led to loss of productivity which in turn has slowed down development in the area. Poverty levels remain high as there is increased food insecurity and water borne diseases.
Safaricom Foundation partnered with ActionAid Kenya to address the perennial water crisis in Mukameni and Kitise. Safaricom Foundation injected Kshs.25million while ActionAid Kenya committed Kshs.4million towards the projects that will diversify livelihoods and reduce incidences of water borne diseases. The project will involve rehabilitation of two boreholes- Mukameni and Kitise to improve lives through access to quality and affordable water. Once complete, the two projects will benefit 21 primary schools, 6 health centres, 12 churches and 13 market centers.
Over 18,000 people in Makueni County stand to benefit from two community water projects once complete.