Water is generally a scarce resource in Kenya. This is majorly due to the ever-changing weather patterns, draining our natural resources, including water. This is especially problematic in the arid and semi-arid areas, where people are not able to access enough water for growing food, or for home use.  

In many cases, Kenyans in rural areas walk for long distances to fetch water which may not always be safe for home use. The ripple effect of these conditions includes poor health and nutrition, illnesses, and disease (especially among young children), sacrificing of education in favor of long treks in search of water by women and girls for their families.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) activities in USTADI focus on enabling easier access to safe, quality water, through innovation. In sanitation, we work with the communities to construct basic toilets for their use. Under Hygiene, we have programs that help the communities improve their standards in hygiene by fostering habits such as frequent hand washing with soap, together with other proper hygiene practices.

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Working with government officials to distribute local hand washing facilities to community leaders in Kilifi County through the AfyaPwani project.