Clean Water for Locals
We are providing our support to RICEP Korogocho to install a 10,000-litre water storage tank in the community of Baba Dogo in Nairobi to provide access to safe and clean drinking water for the residents. Almost all of the water in this community is provided by private vendors due to design limitations of the current supply system. Up to 60% of the population does not have water available within 50 meters of their home. The situation in almost all the schools is also critical, with a ratio of approximately 300 children relying on one tap, though the recommended standard set by Kenya’s Ministry of Education is 50 students per tap. Contamination of the available water, which sometimes runs through wastewater drains, is commonplace and is closely linked to the rapid spread of water-borne diseases such as cholera, typhoid and dysentery. With this new tank directly connected to a nearby health center clean water access point, residents will have access to a continuous, local and safe supply of drinking water. In addition, 100 people will be trained as WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) ambassadors and will spread their knowledge of proper hygiene and sanitation practices throughout the community.