Givunji Community



Planned Water Point

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Regional Program:
Western Kenya WaSH Program

GPS:
Latitude 0.07
Longitude 34.76

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Raising Funds
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Estimated Install Date:   (Explain This?)  02/15/2017
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Stories and Community Profile

“The routine schedule of most of Givunji Village is doing household chores, fetching water, attending to farms and looking for any other means of getting income. Most of the people here are unemployed, so one has to work extra hard to get a living,” said local woman Faith Imali.

Mrs. Imali added, “We drink dirty water! That has predisposed many of us to a lot of ill health conditions. There has been a lot of stomach distress cases, more so among children who sometimes drink raw water at the spring point.”

When this project is fully funded, Givunji Spring will be transformed into a safe source of clean water. Community members will be trained on proper hygiene and sanitation practices, and will receive a head start with five sanitation platforms for new latrines.


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Project Type:  Protected Spring
Location:  Kenya, Vihiga, Givunji
ProjectID: 4592




Contributors

Country Details

Kenya

Population: 39.8 Million
Lacking clean water: 43%
Below poverty line: 50%

Partner Profile

WeWaSaFo is working together with the less privileged and marginalized members of the communities in Western Kenya to reduce poverty through harnessing and utilization of local resources for sustainable development.

The organization exists and believes in the following values; ensuring democratic governance, equal opportunities for all irrespective of status, provision of equitable service to the less privileged and marginalized community members, respect for community diversity, realizing rights of Children and women, integrity, honesty, transparency, and accountability.

 The organization has currently 16 staff members including the attachees; 12 women and 4 men

We have 5 key Result areas:

  • Water and Sanitation
  • Gender and governance
  • Agriculture and food security
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Microfinance

Western Water and Sanitation Forum is a locally based Non Governmental Organization in Kenya.  The vision of the organization is to create a sustainable life for the marginalized members of the community.