- Nairobi County - Kibera, Mukuru, Korogocho, Deep Sea informal settlements and in some selected low cost schools mainly in the Eastlands of Nairobi
- Kisumu County – Nyalenada and Manyatta
- Siaya County
- Homa Bay County – Mbita
- Eldoret, Kakamega, Nakuru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Bungoma counties
currently KWAHO is operating in the following geographical areas:
Statement from Executive Director - Mrs. Catherine Mwango:
Welcome to (KWAHO) website. We hope you will enjoy learning more about us, our approach,
projects, and gain helpful information and resources in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion
For over 37 years since its inception,(KWAHO) still soldiers on with her major goal of facilitating communities and schools to have access to safe water and appropriate sanitation to the disadvantaged groups and marginalized communities.
To this end, we are actively engaged in a broad range of programs and activities, all focused on transforming lives, primarily in the area of Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion by facilitating sustainable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation facilities in an integrated manner.
Over the period KWAHO with the support of various funding partners has reached over 2.7 million people in Kenya, facilitating many communities and schools to have access to water and sanitation facilities.
KWAHO’s niche over the years has been in empowering communities to manage their own projects in a sustainable manner.
The target groups who are mainly women have been empowered economically and socially. Women can now make their own decisions affecting their own lives.
In some communities where women were not allowed to speak in front of men, are now able to stand up and speak. This is because through KWAHO, the projects have ensured that women occupy key positions on the committees managing water and sanitation facilities.
In the last two years or so, KWAHO has been implementing projects on the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Water Governance focusing on Service Delivery and Water Resource Management.
In collaboration with other Stake holders focus on good governance in the water sector is bearing fruit where the Duty bearers and the Rights Holders are able to realize their obligations and responsibilities towards achieving the HRBA principles i.e, Sufficient Access, Safe, and Affordable WASH facilities.
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- Effective mobilization of communities through sensitization and training to achieve ownership.
- Application of appropriate technologies.
- Gender considerations that empower women to handle community projects.
- Environmental impact considerations into a project.
- Sensitivity to socio-cultural factors in the communities.
- Capacity building for communities.
- Effective monitoring and evaluation.