Blog Hero Image

Clean drinking water for the people of Bur-Lowo, Kenya

Clean drinking water for the people of Bur-Lowo, Kenya

Project details

Bur-Lowo, Kenya

Country

Kenya

Goal

To provide clean drinking water for the community members of Bur-Lowo in the Siaya region

Implementation

Donation of 6 AQQAcubes for filtering polluted water

People helped

3255 people get their water from polluted water holes and ponds

The project

The village of Bur-Lowo is located in the Siaya region on Lake Victoria. A total of 3255 people in 465 households live here.

The water quality is poor. There are water shortages and waterborne diseases. Access to water points is shared with livestock. There is a lake and roof water extraction. The water is turbid, smelly, and has algae on the surface. Laboratory tests showed heavy contamination with bacteria. At this project site, access to water also varies throughout the year. The dry season between July and September and December and March is when the problem is most severe here.

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 Bur-Lowo, we have estimated a total of 6 AQQAcubes, 2 in phase 1 and four more 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.

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
5.093,20 € 4 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)
6.509,87 €  
Total 9879,80  

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.