About the project
In 2009, close to 1,000 people most of them pregnant women and children under five years in Mukuru slums were treated for cholera and other water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, vomiting and dysentery in the deadliest disease outbreak in the slum. The World Health Organisation WHO says 88 percent of diarrhoea disease is caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water supply.
In September 2016, Safaricom Foundation funded a water and sanitation improvement project implemented by the Mukuru slums Community Based Organisations (CBO). The project involved setting up of water kiosks at a cost of Kshs. 840,000 to ensure residents had access to clean and safe water for domestic use.
Two schools- Silowan and Geotas Education Centres in Mukuru slums are among 1000 households that will benefit from the project. The project will also see reduction of water borne diseases.