Our local workers will provide training and support to increase knowledge and understanding across Kenya of the importance of proper sanitation and of the effects of water borne disease.
Providing clean safe water can change people’s lives. We have found that in schools with access to the filtration system, there has been a reduction in pupil sickness, an increase in pupil attendance, improvement in learning achievement and parents have reported that they are spending less money on medicines. Clean water is essential!
The Principles behind our development strategy are:
Evidence of commitment of local people to improving their lives
Work with communities that have already shown some ability to improve their situation.
Willingness of local groups to participate in research (clinics, schools etc.) and provide feedback re: outcomes.
Involvement of local professionals, eg. nurses, teachers, businesses, EHOs, local government.
Sustainability –the local community takes over ongoing support and education programme.
These photographs show the training conducted in April 2014 at Mbita, Lake Victoria, with members of the local community. They also show local people using the waters of Lake Victoria for cleaning clothes, dishes, and freshly caught fish, as well as washing themselves. The donkeys are used to transport water to local schools and other facilities.