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Vulnerabilities of the Elderly in WASH: Teso North

Having adequate access to clean water and sanitation facilities constructed with vulnerable groups’ needs is necessary. However, the elderly in most rural Kenya do not enjoy the luxury of accessing these services adequately and safely. Through support from the WaterAid organization, KEWASNET embarked on a journey to document the WASH challenges of PWDs. This is …

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Saving Mtopanga: Creating a Lasting Solution for Water Shortage in Mombasa County

Kenya hopes to achieve access to sustainable and clean water for all by 2030. This calls for robust efforts to conserve the available sources of water. Unfortunately, many rivers in Kenya, especially in urban centers, are in a poor state because of human activities, encroachment, poor waste management, and release of effluent wastes from the …

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Testimonials from the issuing of MHMs and PPEs, and Mass Sensitization

WASH First is a Covid-19 response being implemented by KEWASNET funded by SIMAVI international.  The project targets creating awareness on Covid-19 and supporting local governments and communities’ hygiene-related Covid-19 prevention measures. Between January and April 2021, KEWASNET has been implementing WASH First activities in Kiambu county. As a result, we supported the population at risk of …

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Schools from Informal Settlements in Nairobi Benefit from Handwashing Stations

Washing hands with soap and clean water is one of the most important defenses against communicable diseases. As the country grapples with containing the spread of Covid-19, everyone must be aware that washing hands regularly can keep one safe and healthy. KEWASNET has been contributing to the fight against Covid-19 through promoting accountability in the …

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Ngusishi WRUA, A Best Practice Model for WRUAs in Kenya

Ngusishi Water Resource Users Association (NWRUA) was founded in 1998 as a self-help group to solve water-related conflicts among upstream, midstream, and downstream users along the 12km long River Ngusishi in Nanyuki, Laikipia. The goal of the group is to create a system that assures member sustainable access to water. We met Muthuri Mureithi, Chairperson …

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KEWASNET Hands Over PPEs and Menstrual Health Management kits to protect people from Kiambu from Covid-19

On 18th February 2021, KEWASNET in partnership with SIMAVI International handed over Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and Menstrual Health Hygiene Management kits to the county government of Kiambu through H.E. Governor James Nyoro to support the county in its efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  The community hygiene promotion is part of the WASH …

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