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Clean drinking water for the people of Kabondo, Kenya

Clean drinking water for the people of Kabondo, Kenya

Project details

Kabondo, Kenya

Country

Kenya

Goal

To provide clean drinking water for the community members of Kabondo in the Kisumu region

Implementation

Donation of 5 AQQAcubes for filtering polluted water

People helped

2880 people get their water from polluted water holes and rivers

The project

The village of Kabondo is located in the Kisumu region on Lake Victoria. A total of 2880 people live here, divided into 480 households.

The people get their drinking water from water holes and a river, but they have to travel long distances, especially during the dry season, because the water holes often dry up. This water is also turbid and smells. The water sources are shared with the cattle. Roof water extraction is also resorted to, but the amounts are insufficient. Our laboratory tests showed heavy contamination with bacteria as well as animal urine. At this site, access to water varies throughout the year, which is especially problematic during the dry season.

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 of Kamuga, we have estimated a total of 5 AQQAcubes, two in phase 1 and three more in phase 2. To minimize transport costs, we are shipping the filters as a bundle together with the AQQAcubes destined for the other two communities.

Donations

WeWater gUG
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
IBAN: DE86 1002 0500 0001 6026 01
BIC-/SWIFT: BFSWDE33BER

Please state first and last name and purpose of your donation (Water filter Kenya).

Costs

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

Phase 1
2.546,60 € 2 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
3.369,93 €  
Phase 2
3.819,90 € 3 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)
5.236,57  

Impressions

6 AQQAcubes are calculated for the 3255 inhabitants of Bur-Lowo

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.

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