PROGRAM WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROGRAMME

CHILDREN SAFE DRINKING WATER PROJECT

Date

RS33870_RS880_Boys in Garissa, Northern

Overview

CARE’s CSDWP and Procter & Gamble (P&G) have partnered over the last several years to support the provision of P&G Purifier of Water in the promotion of safe water and hygiene for vulnerable populations especially targeting children in communities and during emergency response in Kenya.

Over the years, CARE’s CSDWP partnership with P&G has added to CARE’s service delivery capabilities and given the project impetus to provide innovative solutions to the challenges of specific communities so that children and other vulnerable people can lead healthier, more productive lives.

Project approach

The project adopts Point of Use (PoU) as a strategy of promoting improvement of drinking water in communities and emergency contexts. The point of use water treatment provides households with the ability to rid their drinking water of disease causing agents and prevent further contamination of drinking water.

Implementation contexts

The project targets vulnerable communities with safe drinking water both in development and emergency situations contributing to their overall health status.

 The Goal: 

Improve the health status and livelihoods of vulnerable populations, specifically, women, children and those with limited access to clean water during flooding, drought or another natural disaster.

Where we work:

  • Migori county

  • Siaya county

  • Kisumu county

  • Busia county

                     

Objectives

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1.

Increase knowledge and use while increasing distribution of P&G Purifier of Water to vulnerable populations

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2.

Advocacy on Safe Water and improving POU technologies such as P&G Purifier of Water

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3.

Research to improve the adoption of P&G Purifier of Water,

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4.

Social Analysis and Action groups to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment while focusing on practice and outcomes related to clean water.

Numbers at a Glance

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125

Public Primary Schools with safe drinking water and hygiene skills

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431

Teachers with safe drinking water and hygiene skills

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21,875

Households with direct benefits to safe drinking water and hygiene skills

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125

Early Childhood Development centres with safe drinking water and hygiene skills

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1284

Community health volunteers 

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85,000

Households with indirect benefits to safe drinking water and hygiene skills

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43,750

Students with safe drinking water and hygiene skills

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108

Health Officers

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128

Clinics which are targets of pregnant mothers, children and people living with HIV AIDS. 

Key Project Achievements

  • Distributed over 43,287,960 packets of PUR to schools, clinics, households and emergency settlements in Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Busia, Garrisa, and Marsabit Counties since 2019.

  • Trained 431 teachers, 108 health workers and 1284 community health volunteers on CSDW approaches to safe water management.

  • Conducted high level governance induction training targeting 40 County administrators and managers from four western counties of Kisumu, Busia, Siaya and Migori.

  • Conducted community scores dialogues sessions in seven wards in Migori County reaching 278 water services users, providers and county government officials.

  • Conducted Context analysis of WASH services provision in Nyatike, Migori County.

  • Social Analysis and Action staff transformation training

  • Piloted school WASH direct funding model in Busia County

  • Conducted mid-line SAA KAP assessment survey in Siaya County

  • Distributed Non-Food Items to flood victims in over 50 flood camps in Kisumu, Busia, Migori and Siaya.

  • Supported County Health departments with COVID-19 prevention equipment comprising face shield, face masks, sanitizers amongst others.

  • Participated and supported counties during World Toilet Day and Global Hand-washing Day celebrations.

  • Low access to quality drinking water in communities and in emergencies

  • Low knowledge on benefits of appropriate hygiene skills amongst children and households

  • Promote women participation in WASH services decision making

  • Increase public accountability in demanding for improved WASH services provision by local and national governments.

  • Research to increase adoption and sustainable use of the water treatment technology options that promote access to improved water services to vulnerable communities.

What this Project

Hopes to Improve

Strategies and Interventions

The project adopts various strategies to achieve its goal and objectives these include;

  1. Capacity building of its partners and beneficiaries on its POU approaches

  2. Governance and advocacy through Community Score dialogues

  3. Social Analysis and Action to promoting women involvement in WASH services

  4. Research to upscaling and adoption of local water treatment technologies

Contact:

 Program Manager:  Samuel Auko Odongo

 Email:  samuel.odongo@care.or.ke

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