KENYA WATER PROJECT
Our Kenya water project was initiated to mitigate the grave challenges faced by Kenya’s drinking water sector (1). Home to 51 million people, only 59% of Kenyans have access to a basic water service while 9.4 million rely on contaminated surface sources such as ponds, lakes, and rivers (2). The reality of water scarcity in the country is inevitably harsher for the poorest rural dwellers, only 33% of whom have access to a basic water service. The overall disease burden in the country is such that 80% of hospital attendance in Kenya is due to preventable diseases and about 50 percent (3) of these illnesses are water, sanitation and hygiene related. Water and sanitation-related diseases are also one of the leading causes of death for children under five years of age in Kenya.
These lives can be saved, simply by ensuring sustainable access to safe water. With 38 operational kiosks in the East African country, we are fighting the Kenya Water Crisis and preventing the loss of more lives. Currently, we are working to consolidate our footprint in Kenya and scale up our work exponentially.
9.4 million people drink directly from contaminated surface water sources. (4)
29% of the rural population has no access to any kind of formal water system. (5)
34% of healthcare facilities do not have basic water services on-premises. (6)
Only 14% of the population has handwashing facilities on premises with soap and water. (7)
Kenya Water Facts
Our Response to water scarcity in Kenya
Our Kenya water project contributes directly to SDG 6.1, helping to achieve universal access to basic drinking water from an improved source with collection time under 30 minutes for a roundtrip. Click on the interactive map to see the GPS location of each kiosk we operate in Kenya.