WELCOME TO KWAHO
MRS. CATHERINE MWANGO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
It is my pleasure to take this opportunity to welcome our partners and all interested parties to our organizational Kenya Water for Health Organization (KWAHO) website. Contained therein depicts what KWAHO was and it is and strides to be through its mission vision programmes and Strategic focus. We are happy to say that over a period of time, KWAHO has remained steady fulfilling the mandate of her Founder members which was to avail safe water to communities within reasonable distance to their point of use, safe sanitation and communities living in hygienic environment. Greater milestones have been achieved through benefactors, dedicated and committed board and staff and enabling environment provided by the Kenya Government. We are indeed grateful for success stories that we are always happy to record. Any challenges have not marred our vision to have the greatest impact to the communities we work for and with.
Over 40 years ago, a team of likeminded high ranking Kenyan women from attending the Mexico International Women Conference in 1975 came back home with a noble idea of establishing an organization that would emancipate women in Kenya from the burden of having to provide safe water to their families as it has been their traditional role.
The burden was such that this rare commodity even if available was far off and in most cases unsafe for human consumption. The visionary women under the Kenya National Council of Women of Kenya (NWCK) saw it fit to start a project in 1976 to address the above need.
With the support of UNICEF through the government of Kenya, the project activities by the NCWK were so successful that it was found expedient to upgrade the project into an organization that was registered as Kenya Water for Health Organization (KWAHO) in 1983 under the Societies Act which later on in 1992 translated into an NGO under the NGOs Co-ordination Act. In order to attain the health status of the communities, two other components were brought on board i.e. sanitation and hygiene Education and promotion that forms the WASH in totality.
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