About the project

The Challenge

The World Health Organisation estimates that 663 million people rely on unimproved sources of water. In less than ten years time, it is estimated that the worlds population will be living in water-stressed areas. An estimated 40 percent of Kenyas population still lack access to safe water supplies while 70 percent of the population lacks access to improved sanitation.

The Intervention

Shining Hope for Communities entered into a Kshs.12million partnership with Safaricom to put up Africa’s first aerial water piping system. The aerial system will then be connected to water shops across 13 villages of Kibera to reach 84,000 individuals with access to clean and low cost water. These are people who have largely relied on predatory private water vendors for their daily water needs. Each kiosk is projected to serve 1,000 households, and each household has an average of 4 members.

The Impact

Long-term outcomes of this project will include reduced prevalence of water related illnesses within Kibera, a decrease in the under-5 mortality rates, and overall increased clean water access to residents of Kibera.




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