CARE KENYA PROGRAMS
Water Sanitation and Hygiene
CARE’s health and nutrition program focuses on improving the health system, and working with communities to ensure they adopt behaviours and practices that enhance good health at both individual and community levels. CARE also builds social accountability between communities and health service providers in order to build quality services that are responsive to the needs of communities.
Numbers at a Glance
Households who have benefitted from P&G purifiers for water treatment.
Schools targeted across the border of 3 countries with installation of harvesting roof rain water.
Village Saving and Loan Associations groups in Siaya trained on social analysis and accountability in WASH.
Number of taps supplying water in Dadaab refugee camps from 38 storage tanks.
People targeted in Garissa County wit WASH services.
Community Health Volunteers who have enhanced knowledge on the use of P&G water treatment technology.
In the last two decades, CARE reached approximately over 1 million people with WASH activities that targeted people in water scarce areas, displaced populations and areas of low sanitation coverage.
WASH for humanitarian assistance is used by refugee assistance program in Dadaab refugee camps. The WASH services are under this context grouped among life- saving interventions in refugee settings.
WASH for cross border peace building is championed by BORESHA project in Mandera County because WASH services are conflict prone and bent to trigger inter- community hostilities.
WASH for building resilience is a concept that recognizes the potential WASH plays in improving food and nutrition security, create job opportunities and reverse shocks related to drought and floods. This approach has been embraced by Kenya RAPID program in Garissa County.
WASH for health and livelihoods is an approach spearheaded by Safety Water system in Western Kenya and demonstrates how WASH promotes community health and addresses households livelihoods.
CARE works with Village loans on business development as a way of strengthening their business orientations.
methodology enhances access to finance for WASH products and services and also provides a platform for promoting sustainable behavior change.
Working with Community Based Trainers, WASH ambassadors would also enable more outreach beyond the VSLA members to increase awareness on WASH within the target community.
CARE Kenya has built rapport with Financial service providers like Equity Bank, Post Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank and ABSA formerly Barclays.