Mutambi 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?)  05/31/2017
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Stories and Community Profile

Mutambi community members rely on Kivumbi Spring, which has always provided water for people here. However, the water source is both a blessing and a curse to its dependents: Locals, especially children under age 5, constantly suffer from stomachaches and diarrhea.

Women and children bring their containers and dunk them until they are full. Some find bending over too strenuous, and instead step into the spring to draw its water. This activity is one of many that contaminates drinking water; waste is washed into the spring when it rains, and animals are free to come and go as they please.

When funded, work will begin to protect Kivumbi Spring from contamination, providing a source of clean water for hundreds of community members. Not only that, but 300 students from Mutambi Primary School also frequent Kivumbi Spring. This water will become a source of hope and life for all!


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Project Data


Project Type:  Protected Spring
Location:  Kakamega, Mutambi
ProjectID: 4706




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.