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WAFSAH Project

WAFSAH – Kenya initiative is being implemented by KWAHO targeting 10 CBOs from three counties which are bordering lake Victoria namely; Kisumu, Siaya and Busia Counties. The project was commenced in October, 2013 and is expected to end by 31st October 2014.

The main objective of the project is to Increase access to water in order to sustain sanitation facilities and hygiene practices of low-income households and their organizations through administration of small grants for Community Based Organizations to support development of gravity-fed and rainwater collection systems, Low cost shallow water wells, Simple cost effective options for water treatment and Simple cost pipe extensions.

Key anticipated project outcomes include:
  • Improved coverage of water and sanitation services within the targeted region.
  • Enhanced awareness and uptake of best practices in hygiene among the project beneficiaries
  • Communities that are able to plan, implement and maintain Water and Sanitation facilities, with structures that enhance inclusive participation in decision making and accountability.

Quote from project beneficiary
‘The earmarked project will significantly increase the local safety levels of women and youth who rely on the Lake Victoria for day to day domestic drinking water supply as it will reduce the number of seasonal incidences of crocodile attacks on women which has come to be regarded as a seasonal tradition of human sacrifice amongst locals, when indeed it is a case of human/wildlife conflict on extended droughts when crocodiles are hungry and people are thirsty for water. It will further enhanced personal protection from waterborne diseases that increased mortality rates of local people due to prevalence of bilharziasis, amoeba, vomiting, stomach ache, typhoid, cholera and dysentery as one or other family member succumb to this problem” says Churchil Otieno – a member of Uyoma food Security Self help

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Transforming lives by facilitating sustainable access to safe water and sanitation facilities and services.
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