Shitoto Community

Planned Water Point

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Regional Program:
Western Kenya WaSH Program

Latitude 0.31
Longitude 34.72

168 Served

Project Status:
Raising Funds
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Estimated Install Date:   (Explain This?)  05/31/2017
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Stories and Community Profile

Community members living in Shitoto fetch their water from Abraham Spring. The water is visibly contaminated, a fact confirmed from the constant reports of waterborne disease. The open nature of the spring makes the water vulnerable to surface runoff, erosion, and animal and human activities.

Mr. Abraham Anina, the owner of the land the spring runs through, met us there to give us a tour. He said, “Health conditions and services in our community are impaired. We observe a huge number of ailing community members almost every week. Cases of malaria, typhoid, stomachaches, skin diseases and diarrhea, especially in kinds under the age of five, are very common in these households.” A sick workforce has resulted in underdevelopment here.

With your support, we can begin providing the tools and skills this community needs. Most importantly, Abraham Spring will be transformed into a protected source of clean drinking water.

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Project Data

Project Type:  Protected Spring
Location:  Kakamega, Shitoto
ProjectID: 4705


Country Details


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
  • 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.