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.

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Numbers at a Glance

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56,964

Households who have benefitted from P&G purifiers for water treatment.

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30

Schools targeted across the border of 3 countries with installation of harvesting roof rain water.

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7

Village Saving and Loan Associations groups in Siaya trained on social analysis and accountability in WASH.

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2822

Number of taps supplying water in Dadaab refugee camps from 38 storage tanks. 

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70,000

People targeted in Garissa County wit WASH services.

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727

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.

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Our Approach

Financial Inclusion

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1.

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.

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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.

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3.

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.

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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. 

Village Loans

CARE works with Village loans on business development as a way of strengthening their business orientations.

Promotes WASH

Village loans
methodology enhances access to finance for WASH products and services and also provides a platform for promoting sustainable behavior change.

Ambassadors

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.

Financial Ties

CARE Kenya has built  rapport with Financial service providers like Equity Bank, Post Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank and ABSA formerly Barclays.

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Kenya-RAPID

Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development

This projects aims at building resilient communities for the Garissa host community.

CURRENT

PROJECT

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CHILDREN SDW

Children Safe Drinking Water Project

This project aimed at improving the health status and livelihood of children.

CURRENT

PROJECT

Romano Noor SIMAHO Director and midwife

RAP

Refugee Assistance Program in Dadaab

This project provides essential assistance to Dadaab refugee complex.

CURRENT

PROJECT

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