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Maji Zima Limited is a Kenyan registered not for Profit Company that promotes access to safe drinking water in rural, peri-urban and urban informal human settlement areas in Kenya through the use of modern and improved aquafilters. The company has worked in Kenya as a not for profit company since 2014 as a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital under the Company’s ACT CAP 486 with registration number CPR/2013/115938 and has since been donating aquafilters to the needy communities in Homabay, Siaya, Kajiado and Nairobi Counties to promote sustainable access to safe drinking water.

For more information about MAJi Zima visit their website at http://majizima.org



Living Water International (LWI), headquartered in Houston, Texas – USA, is a global Christian non-governmental organization. LWI’s key implementing sectors are - water access, hygiene & sanitation promotion and Christian witness boosted by extensive community engagement. LWI was legally registered in Kenya in 2011 under the name Living Water Service Centre (LWSC). Prior to this time and thereafter, the organization was implementing interventions in water supply, hygiene & sanitation promotion and Christian witness across Kenya.

For more information on Living Water, visit http://water.cc


Nosim Women Organization is a Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya which was registered in 2001 under section 10 of the NGO Coordination ACT.
The primary purpose of Our Organization is to facilitate Communities identify and achieve their own development initiatives and promote decision making. The organization’s development approach is based on participation, women empowerment, local capacity building/training, gender equality, advocacy, sustainability and accountability.
Nosim Women organization considers the development of strong linkages with the community as a priority in the attainment of its Programmatic and organizational goals and as a result it has established strong linkages with women groups and other organized social groups. Over the past two decades, Nosim Women Organization has been providing support to women and children in Kajiado to enable them to realise their full potential and improve their economic well-being.



Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP) is a Kenyan registered National NGO operating with public health programs, research and emergency response in 6 counties in Western Kenya. A water lab supports the research. It was established in 2005 and has its headquarters in Kisumu.

SWAP has a distribution model of health and hygiene products which are sold by trained community health promoters. The organization has done various studies on nutrition, WASH, immunization, Maternal Health Care, Menstrual Hygiene among others. CDC Atlanta offers technical support for the research. Over 30 studies have been published in international peer reviewed journals. SWAP has established two sky-hydrant water filtration units which draws water from the river and is sold after filtering to the communities. SWAP has been on the forefront together with the Ministry of Health to respond to emergencies, such as cholera and flood. SWAP is board member of HENNET, the National NGO network and established various effective partnerships such as KEWASNET, WASH Impact, WHO International Network for Household Water Treatment and Storage, Women Deliver, SEAD and Innovations in Health Care, Social Innovations in Health Initiative among others. SWAP actively participates in the by the MOH facilitated ICC meetings at National Level and Technical Working Groups at County Level. SWAP has established a consulting arm to offer its services and expertise.

Click on http://www.swapkenya.org/ for more information on SWAP.


Support for Tropical Initiatives in Poverty Alleviation (STIPA) is a national non-governmental, non-profit making organization constituted and registered under section 10 of the NGO Co-ordination Act of Kenya on 25th September 1997 (registration number is OP.218/051/975/809). It has a consultancy wing registered under section 14 of the Companies Act Cap 499 on 13th April 2012 (registration number is BN/2012/164045).

The head office is based in Kisumu City since September 1997 with a satellite office based in Transmara in Narok County since January 2013.

The overall ambition of STIPA is to enable organizations and communities to be in control of their lives. This is being achieved through three main pillars namely capacity building, advocacy and community development initiatives. STIPA’s interventions are guided by the principles of PICD that promotes attitude change to address the social challenges.

Click on http://www.stipakenya.org/ for more information on STIPA.


The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is a humanitarian organization that was created through an Act of Parliament, Cap 256 of the Laws of Kenya on 21st December 1965. The provisions of this Act mandate KRCS to operate as auxiliary to both the Central and County governments of Kenya in the humanitarian field and more specifically in the improvement of health, prevention of diseases and mitigation of suffering.
Click on http://www.kenyaredcross.org/ for more information on Kenya Red Cross.


Kenya Wetlands Forum is a multi-institutional stakeholder consortium working to promote wetlands conservation and wise use in Kenya. It provides an institutional framework for participation of all wetlands stakeholders in discussions and activities to save Kenya’s wetlands.
The KWF Secretariat is housed at the EAWLS offices. It is charged with the task of implementing, in close consultation with the Management Committee, the decisions of the KWF membership. It plans, directs and reports on the progress made in carrying out the actions agreed upon by the members.
Click on http://www.kenyawetlandforum.org/ for more information on Kenya Wetland Forum


OGRA Foundation is a tax-exempt, Kenyan Non-Governmental Organization founded in 2000 as a youth development group. In 2005, it was elevated to a full-fledged NGO to enable it to expand its reach within Nyanza Province. The Foundation continues to grow from strength to strength, touching lives, making a difference on a day-to-day basis in the smallest way possible. In an era of extreme poverty, health is compromised and gains made could be lost. We work with and for vulnerable communities in Kenya to improve and promote health.
OGRA Foundation works directly in two counties within Nyanza province – Kisumu and Homabay counties. In Kisumu County, we work in Muhoroni, Nyando and Kisumu East districts.
In Homabay County we work in Ndhiwa District.
Click on http://ografoundation.org/ for more information on OGRA foundation.


WSUP was established in 2005 and has quickly become recognized as a leading actor in the urban WASH sector, demonstrating how multi-sector partnerships can have significant impact. By harnessing the expertise and sector leading knowledge of the private sector, NGOs and research institutions, WSUP works as a professional partner to service providers in the delivery of water and sanitation programmes.
Our integrated programmes offer an unrivalled package of support, combining capacity building of all stakeholders and development of relationships between service providers and low income communities to deliver sustainable, improved services.
Our approach emphasizes planning to achieve sustainable change at scale. We do this by demonstrating financially viable approaches to serving low income areas, and using this as a basis for advocating for wider scale up of such approaches by service providers and local and national governments and their partners, the multilateral financing institutions.
Click on http://www.wsup.org/ for more information on WSUP.


Neighbors Initiative Alliance (NIA) is Non-governmental organization working with the Maasai people in Kajiado District in Kenya. It was established and registered in 1996 as a non-profit making organization under the NGO coordination Act. NIA is a service delivery organization, which addresses the needs of the poor and vulnerable groups among the Maasai people living in various neighborhoods (former group ranches) in the district. NIA's core business is empowering the community through education and training for critical consciousness, lobbying and advocating for justice, carrying out research and surveys and promotion of economic sustainability in the community.
Click on http://www.nia.org/ for more information on NIA.


Dupoto-e-Maa (Olkejuado Pastoralists Development Organization) is a local indigenous membership organization made up of 80 men and women drawn from a wide range of professions and professional background with representation of Maasai sections, clans and age groups.
It was formed in 1993 by local Maasai Professionals because of their realization that there was deficiency in respect of socio-economic development within the Pastoralists areas of Kajiado particularly in education, infrastructure, human resource development and land/Pastoral Resource base protection in Maasai Pastoral areas and there was need for the people themselves to pull together and form an organization to harness available resources and stimulate a sustained development. The challenge and the core problems that were the focus of the Organization are low standards of education, diminishing Pastoral Resource base, Primary Health Care and low Household Incomes.
Click on http://www.dupotoemaa.org/ for more information on DUPOTO e MAA



Amref Health Africa in Kenya is the country programme office of Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest International Health NGO. This is the largest and oldest country programme in Africa with an average annual budget of USD 40million. We have 19 innovative products and project models that have successfully been implemented and transformed 5.4million lives.

Amref Health Africa in Kenya implements 41 projects in 47 counties nationwide through five programmatic approaches:- Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Adolescent and Child Health; HIV, AIDS, TB and Malaria; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; and Clinical and Diagnostics. The country office gets involved in emergency response initiatives such as the Drought Response (2009), the Cholera Outbreak Response (2015) and the Garissa University Response (2015).

We believe that the power to transform Kenya lies within the communities. Our visionis lasting health change in Kenya. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in Kenya by partnering with and empowering communities and strengthening health systems.

Click on http://amref.org for more information on Amref.


The Commission for Development and Social Services was established in 1973 as arm of the Kenya Episcopal Conference currently Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops whose purpose is to enhance holistic development of the human person as mandated by the Gospel of Christ and the Social Teachings of the Church in promoting the Word of God to His people while working with them for realization and sustenance of the pastoral and social economic needs.

The establishment of the Commission saw the implementation of the Development Education Programme (DEP). The focus of DEP was on the Christian concept of transformation and effective involvement of laity in response to the challenges of Vatican II. By end of 1970 decade, most of the Diocesan Development offices established themselves along the projects of DEP: Adult literacy, youth, women in and the Bible, WINDOW, Savings and credit, agriculture, small homes for the physically handicapped, water, CBHC, soil conservation and Development Education leadership Teams in Action (DELTA),

The proposal to set up Caritas Kenya came up during a Caritas International is Meeting in Rome in 1999. It was recognized that the Commission for Development, social Services and cultural heritage’s activities were in the same line as those of Caritas. Thus it was proposed that Caritas desk be established within the Commission. After a series of Consultations with the stakeholders including the development coordinators and partner Agencies representatives, Caritas Kenya was launched in 2000 hence Development and Social Services Commission /Caritas Kenya.

Advances have been made in revitalizing capacity for effective development programming and maintaining unity of purpose. However with the rampant poverty, declining agricultural yields and consequent food shortage, climate change and environmental degradation and frequent disaster occurrences, diminishing water resources, increasing inequalities across regions, gender, and classes, and HIV/Aids Pandemic, the Commission is challenged to facilitate necessary efforts in addressing the affore- mentioned challenges in order to make contribution towards poverty reduction.

Click on www.caritaskenya.org for more information Caritas Kenya.


Caritas Switzerland helps people in need in Switzerland and worldwide in more than 40 countries. Together with the network of Regional Caritas Organisations, Caritas Switzerland gets actively involved where people in wealthy Switzerland are affected by poverty: families, single parents, the unemployed, the working poor. Caritas organises volunteer support and looks after asylum seekers and refugees. Globally, Caritas provides emergency relief in disasters and helps with reconstruction. Development cooperation helps people to help themselves, in such areas as food security, water, the environment, human rights and education for children and adults.

‘With strong partnerships against poverty’ is the key strategic goal of Caritas Switzerland. Legally, Caritas Switzerland is an association which operates as an independent, multi-functional relief agency with its head office in Lucerne. The aid agency is a member of the international Caritas network. This consists of 165 organisations worldwide, which are active in more than two hundred countries. In Switzerland, Caritas Switzerland works closely with the Regional Caritas Organisations.

Click on www.caritas.ch/en/home/ for more information on Caritas Switzerland


CESPAD is a Kenyan NGO whose mission is to narrow the gap in accessing opportunities so that all people can enjoy a better life in a transformed society by stopping the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. . It has been involved in alignment to the New Constitution with respect to provision of water and sanitation services and financing mechanism for rural settings.

CESPAD has also been involved in water and sanitation, health, education, poverty, gender, and natural resoucres’ governance programs in Kenya and several other African countries. In addition CESPAD has been committed to the understanding of the social, economic and cultural dynamics that have led to decline in people’s living standards, and innovate a national movement for self-criticism and forward looking development by the people with the support of the county and national Governments, the private sector, the civil society and other partners.


Cewas is a swiss non-profit association specialised in improving business practices in water and sanitation through training and awareness-raising so as to increase the sector’s integrity and sustainability.

Cewas works with a wide range of partners across the fields of water, sanitation and entrepreneurship and are backed by a think tank of renowned experts and specialists.

For more on Cewas, visit www.cewas.org


Economic and Social Rights Centre (Hakijamii) is a national human rights organization that works with marginalized groups to claim their economic, social and cultural rights and improve their likelihoods. It is registered as NGO under the NGO Coordination Act. It is headed by an Executive Director who reports to a Board of Directors. With a secretariat in Nairobi, the organization has strategic community partners in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kitale, Eldoret, Garissa, Kakamega, Kisii, Migori, HomaBay, Turkana, Lamu and Mombasa.

Hakijamii envisions a society that is free of discrimination, exploitation and injustice and its mission is to strengthen the capacity of people’s organizations to effective and directly participate in advocating and realizing their economic, social and cultural rights in Kenya. Throughout its existence the organization has been guided by the goal of promoting social movements to engage in realising and promoting human rights-centred practices and policies.

For more on Hakijamii, visit www.hakijamii.com


KFT is as a non-profit organization which was registered in 2008 as a trust under the Trustee (Perpetual Succession) Act, Cap 164 Laws of Kenya, for the purpose of participating and providing strategic assistance to grassroots (rural) communities in environmental and biodiversity conservation. This mandate has been expanded to address the increasingly worsening socio-economic and environmental challenges affecting local communities in Kenya.

To this end, the Foundation conceived an ambitious programme to plant 10 million trees country wide in the next five years under the banner “Tree is Life Campaign. As a non-profit organization, KFT aims at building, strengthening and increasing capacities and awareness of communities in sustainable environmental and biodiversity conservation and management strategies. KFT envisages communities and nations where a culture of environmental and biodiversity conservation is cultivated among individual and is passed over from generation to generation for posterity.

The foundation works through partnerships and synergies with various organizations which is in line with KFT’s overall mission of mobilizing the Kenyan community to take concrete action and improve their livelihoods by planting, nurturing, conserving, protecting trees and sustainably managing their natural resources, using absolute awareness campaigns in line with Vision 2030 and the Millennium development goals.

Click http://www.kagoechfoundation.org for more on KAGOECH Foundation Trust


Kenya Water for Health Organization (KWAHO) is a National Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1976 with over 37 years’ experience working in the Water and Sanitation sector.

The organization has established headquarters in Nairobi’s industrial area, with site offices & projects in Nairobi (informal settlements of mukuru &Korogocho), Kajiado, Kisumu, Siaya, Busia, Homabay, Kakamega, Bungoma and Elgeyo Marakwet counties.

For more on KWAHO, visit www.kwaho.org


Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) is a swahili word which when translated literally means ‘Water and Development.’ We are a National Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) registered by the Kenya NGO Board and has equally been in operation in Kenya since 1998. Maji na Ufanisi was formed following the closure of Water Aid (UK) programmes in Kenya, in 1997.

For the last 14 years, MnU has focused on provision of sustainable solutions to challenges of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to communities in urban informal settlements and the marginalised rural areas of Kenya. Maji na Ufanisi’s Philosophy and Approach is based on the knowledge that ultimately, real development is in people and their ability to take increasing control over the resources and decisions that directly affect their lives. This means that direct community participation is the most ideal way of undertaking positive change to the society.

Maji na Ufanisi has its head office located in Nairobi County and also has a coast regional office located in Mombasa County.

Visit Maji na Ufanisi website www.majinaufanisi.org


Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) was established in 1999 and registered in Kenya as a regional NGO in May 2001. It aspires to cover the greater Eastern Africa and is currently implementing programmes in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia through strategic partnerships. We are based in Nakuru, and that gives it access to rural livelihoods that interact with in line with our mandate.

The Institute conducts policy and legal research on environmental and natural resource governance, undertakes public interest environmental education and advocate for policies, laws and practices that empower resource dependent communities to influence policy processes and institutions that have a bearing on their access, use, ownership and management of natural resources and natural resource conflicts.

In doing this, the Institute focuses on building the capacity of citizens/community groups and organizations on policy processes, advocacy, and collaborative natural resource governance and on how to negotiate conflict free and community empowering investments on natural resources.

Visit the RECONCILE Website for more information www.reconcile-ea.org

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SANA is a registered NGO that has been established from the Rural Domestic Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (RDWSSP) in a major effort to encourage and promote further propagation of WATSAN development in the region. Its operational principles and methodologies are along the lines of those of RDWSSP and methodologies that aimed to ensure long term sustained WATSAN delivery.

SANA supports the government's role in planning, monitoring and evaluating, by encouraging the continuation of the District Water and Sanitation Development Committee (DWSDC) co-ordination meetings and by sharing its baseline, monitoring and evaluation data with the relevant government departments.

From 1983 until the end of 2000, the Rural Domestic Water and Sanitation Programme (RDWSSP) was implemented in Nyanza Province, Kenya. The objective of the programme was to improve the livelihoods of communities through the facilitation of provision of WATSAN services. The Programme was carried out under a bilateral arrangement between the Government of Kenya (GoK) and the Government of the Netherlands (GoN). During the eighteen years of programme implementation, huge experience was gained in the application of low cost water and sanitation technologies, capacity building, institutional development and partnership approaches with local communities.

Visit www.sanainternational.org for more information on SANA International


Transparency International Kenya (TI-Kenya) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1999 in Kenya with the aim of developing a transparent and corruption free society through good governance and social justice initiatives. TI-Kenya is one of the autonomous chapters of the global Transparency International movement that are all bound by a common vision of a corruption-free world.

Visit www.tikenya.org for more information on Transparency International Kenya.


Umande Trust is a rights-based agency, which believes that modest resources can significantly improve access to water and sanitation services if financial resources are strategically invested in support of community-led plans and actions. Our mission is to be the partner of choice in transforming water supply, sanitation and environmental services in close partnership with communities in Kenya’s urban centres.

`Umande’ is the Kiswahili term for dew - connoting a new, unbiased, nascent beginning; not recycling the ideas of yesteryears. Prof. Saad Yahya and the founding trustees settled on this brand because of the growing disillusionment with business-as-usual approaches to development . They desired an agency that would experiment, dream, and adapt innovative processes and methods to learning from, sharing and transforming with urban communities.

Umande brings together teams of resource persons who share a passion and commitment to learn from, share and achieve lasting change with people. This team comprises community organizers, academics, geo-informatics, urban planning, human rights, civil engineering, social scientists, environmental, gender, youth and enterprise development resource persons Team members have several years of experience from diverse research, civil society and public sector agencies .

Since 2004, Umande Trust has facilitated community organizing for independent action but also to demand fairness, accountability and competent services.

For more on Umande Trust visit www.umande.org


The Institute of Environment and Water Management (IEWM) is a non-governmental organization that aims to strengthen water and environmental governance and climate change resilience through unlocking the potential of communities and institutions to manage their natural resources equitably and sustainably.

IEWM has a strong track record in tackling and finding innovative solutions to address climate change, natural resource management, and water and sanitation issues, through training and capacity building, skills development, research and knowledge management. The institute’s added value and achievements relies on strategically combining effective programme management, targeted advocacy and compelling communications.

The Institute has striven to bridge the gap between local action and policy/decision making through lobbying and advocacy. It’s technical experience and influence is recognised and valued at the national level and IEWM’s interventions are clearly aligned with national policies and guidelines, actively contributing to the country’s Vision 2030.

For more on Institute of Environment and Water Management www.iewm.org


The WASH Alliance Kenya is a key non state actor that supports the Kenyan government in the overall achievements of goals in the Water, sanitation and Hygiene sector. It comprises 10 local and international NGO’s (logos are flashed) and is a member of WASH Alliance International (logos are flashed).

Vision: a country in which all people have sustainable access to WASH services.

Mission: to change mindsets and create systems for sustainable and affordable WASH services that can accelerate. A guiding principle in our work is therefore facilitating the development of a system in which all stakeholders, such as businesses, governments, citizens and NGOs work effectively together.

Its inception was spurred by the Dutch WASH Alliance with funding from Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs in 2011.


Indigenous Information Network (IIN) works on rights issues for pastoralist and forest-dwelling indigenous groups in Kenya. It is a non-profit, volunteer-run non-governmental organization (NGO) registered in the Republic of Kenya.

The organization was founded in 1996 by a group of professionals in response to addressing needs for information through media and other channels about Indigenous Peoples, their livelihoods, and the challenges they face as they struggle to exist.

It has been involved in dissemination of information, environmental conservation activities, community development, and advocacy activities in support of Indigenous and Minority Peoples in the region.

Visit www.indigenous-info-kenya.net for more information on Indigenous Information Network (IIN).


Water and Livelihoods Network is an organization working to support access to improved water and sanitation, climate smart agriculture for improved livelihoods, and wholistic environmental management which taps into renewable energy.

In order to ensure sustainable projects and services, the Organization does extensive capacity building across all its programs in order to transfer and improve skills. Some of this capacity building is done through coaching and bench-marking, while some is done through extension and expert linkages.

Livelihoods thrive in an environment which promotes access to opportunities and good governance. The organization therefore works towards creating space for citizen participation especially in the context of devolution since this can be useful in proper prioritization and better investment of taxpayers’ money.

The organization has countrywide reach with most activities concentrated in Nairobi, Coast and Eastern areas.

Over time, it has supported projects which have provided water to many households, and has been recognized for contributions towards food security in Kenya.

To learn more about Walinet and their work visit www.walinet.org.


CREATA is a sports, peace and development Non-Governmental organization working in Kenya since 2006. It uses sports as a catalyst for promoting peace, community transformation and development, good governance, education and leadership. CREATA focuses on children young people and women in marginalized communities. We are currently working in Nairobi Migori and Nakuru Counties.

For more on CREATA visit www.creata-africa.org


Water.org believes that water is the way. To break the cycle of poverty. To achieve global equality. To make a bright future possible for all. We are here to break down the barriers between people and access to safe water and sanitation.

Water is a fundamental human need, yet 660 million people worldwide lack access to safe water. 2.4 billion people worldwide lack access to a toilet. When it takes everyday hours to find and collect water, it’s hard to find time for commerce and community. It’s hard to get through a full day at school. It’s hard to prosper without safe water.

We are Water.org. We’re here to bring water and sanitation to the world. We want to make it safe, accessible and cost-effective because we believe that water is the way to empowering a better life that we can all share in, worldwide.

We are an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed more than four million lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, we have been pioneering innovative, sustainable solutions to the global water crisis for 25 years, giving women hope, children health and communities a future.

visit http://water.org/country/kenya/ for more information on water.org Kenya.

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