PROGRAM WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROGRAMME
CHILDREN SAFE DRINKING WATER PROJECT
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.
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.
The project targets vulnerable communities with safe drinking water both in development and emergency situations contributing to their overall health status.
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:
Increase knowledge and use while increasing distribution of P&G Purifier of Water to vulnerable populations
Advocacy on Safe Water and improving POU technologies such as P&G Purifier of Water
Research to improve the adoption of P&G Purifier of Water,
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
Public Primary Schools with safe drinking water and hygiene skills
Teachers with safe drinking water and hygiene skills
Households with direct benefits to safe drinking water and hygiene skills
Early Childhood Development centres with safe drinking water and hygiene skills
Community health volunteers
Households with indirect benefits to safe drinking water and hygiene skills
Students with safe drinking water and hygiene skills
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;
Capacity building of its partners and beneficiaries on its POU approaches
Governance and advocacy through Community Score dialogues
Social Analysis and Action to promoting women involvement in WASH services
Research to upscaling and adoption of local water treatment technologies
Sensitization session on handwashing with soap at Mubwayo primary school under the CARE Kenya's Children's Safe Drinking Water Project in Busia County.