CLEAN DRINKING WATER FOR THE COMMUNITY OF KIAGAZA (MBITA), REGION HOMABAY, KENYA

PROJECT DETAILS

Country

Kenya

Goal

To provide clean drinking water for the community members of Kiagaza

Implementation

Donation of 2 AQQAcubes for filtering polluted water

People helped

560 people without direct acccess to clean drinking water live in Kiagaza

2 AQQAcubes are calculated for the 560 inhabitants of Kiagaza

The village of Kiagaza in the Homabay region, like our two other current Kenyan projects, is located on Lake Victoria and is home to about 560 people in 80 households.

Access to drinking water is also problematic here. In addition to seasonal rainwater, the population uses a lake as a source of water. The lake is used for fishing, washing and as a toilet. The contamination of the water with typhoid and cholera bacteria is enormous and was proven by laboratory tests commissioned by us at the beginning of 2020.

In Kiagaza, in addition to the installation of drinking water filters, more training of people on the topic of water hygiene is needed to limit the misuse of the water source as a toilet and to help find better solutions.

 

Project implementation

Due to the size of the three Kenya projects and the planning uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, implementation is taking place in two phases.

For the people in Kiagaza, we have estimated a total of 2 AQQAcubes, 1 in phase 1 and another one in phase 2. To minimise transport costs, we are shipping the filters as a bundle together with the AQQAcubes destined for the other two communities.

 

Costs

Our costs for this project are expected to be as follows:

Phase 1

1.273,30 €1 AQQAcube
583,33 €Proportionate transport costs AQQAcube Germany > Kenya
73,33 €Proportionate transport costs AQQAcubes in Kenya
166,67 €Proportionate travel expenses and laboratory costs during pre-visit of the projects by WeWater team Kenya
2.096,63 €

 

Phase 2

1.273,30 €1 AQQAcube
266,67 €Proportionate flight costs for one WeWater staff member
816,67 €Proportionate transport costs AQQAcubes Germany > Kenya
16,67 €Proportionate visa costs WeWater staff member
200,00 €Proportionate transport costs AQQAcubes in Kenya
46,67 €Proportionate board (20€/day)
70,00 €Proportionate accomodation (30€/night)
2.689,97 €
Total 4.786,60 €

Sustainability

The sustainability of our work on this project is ensured by the following three points:

  1. Training (filter handling and hygiene)
  2. Filter protection
  3. Long-term project monitoring

The people are trained on site in the use of the filters and familiarised with the technology. In addition, people are trained in the subject of water hygiene. This is to further avoid contamination of water sources. We have found volunteers in the villages who will take responsibility for monitoring and securing the filters. At the same time they will act as contact persons for the WeWater team in Kenya in case of problems. They will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the filters and are available as contact persons for questions within the village.

Not only because of the Covid-19 pandemic are functioning hygiene measures are extremely important. But the current situation has prompted WeWater to produce a digital video manual on the use, cleaning and maintenance of our filter solutions. With this, potential problems can be solved quickly and efficiently without the needing local presence of our Berlin staff members.