Why Water?

663 million suffer worldwide due to the shortage of clean water

Every 1 in 10 people suffers from a shortage of water. That’s almost twice the population of the United States. The majority who live in isolated rural areas spend hours daily walking to collect water for their family. Walking to collect water is not just time-consuming, keeping children out of school or eating up the money-making hours of the parents, but the water often is a disease carrier that can make anyone sick.

Access to water in Kajiado County remains low. Even with an average access to safe water at 45%,access in terms of distance is still a huge challenge in the County.


In the rural areas, women and children walk more than 5Km to the nearest improved water sources.

Although, most urban and peri-urban areas are served with piped water provided by the Water Companies and other private water vendors, water shortage is a common phenomenon characterized by water rationing andcomplete outages, especially during the dry seasons

Creating a more accessible source of water should shorten the distances covered by both young and old when fetching water, increasing the time to grow food, allow them to stay healthy, and give boys and girls equal opportunity to go to school.

Improving access to water should ensure communities can engage in undertakings which they previously couldn’t attend or with limited attention, in turn improving household incomes and nutritional outcomes.

Health

Diseases spreading from dirty water has kills than all forms of violence, including war.

Time

Women spend around 40 billion hours a year walking for water, in Africa alone.

Women empowerment

Around 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa are by women.

Education

Cleaner water helps more kids, especially girls get schooling.