Reaching the Most Vulnerable During COVID19
FAKC opens the taps to deliver clean, safe water for remote communities Kenya
Fathers And Kids Camping successfully completed three projects which bring sustainable access to clean water & sanitation to villages in the water-stressed region of Kenya.
Water scarcity is one of the world's leading problems with over 1 billion people lacking access to clean drinking water. The implications of the lack of safe water and access to adequate sanitation are numerous, with women and children being disproportionately impacted. From time wasted collecting water, to missing school, and suffering from water borne illnesses, limited access to safe water continues to stifle growth and cause death in communities across Kenya.
FAKC partnered with Project Maji which designs, builds and monitors solar-powered water kiosks across sub-Saharan Africa. Using smart-solar technology, Project Maji is providing 50,000+ Africans with sustainable access to clean water.
Through the funding that has been secured from friends and family, FAKC worked with the gifted team at Project Maji to install 3 new water facilities and provide WASH training as well as new toilets for the children to use. These new water stations will provide water, sanitation as well as hygiene training for 5,000 people.
A group from FAKC plans to visit the three communities in Machakos in October 2021. The aim of that trip is to see first hand the impact of these projects and to complete one of the works that's still pending. This related to the installation of an 800 long water pipeline connecting the village of Ulutya where the Project Maji has been installed to the Ulutya Primary School where the children there still do not have access to clean water.
To ensure that the local communities in Machakos have the funds available for essential repairs, we are incorporating an automated, mobile money solution managed by the village itself. This way, the village is empowered to manage its own water supply, ensuring good health and prosperity for the entire community.
If you would like to support this cause, please visit our dedicated Kenya project portal: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/clean-water-and-sanitation-for-schools-in-kenya/