Project Partners: Kenya Red Cross
Location: Mukuru Slum, Nairobi, Kenya.
Access to safe drinking water is a significant challenge for many Kenyans, with 32% of the population relying on unsafe water sources. In the Mukuru slums, where over 700,000 people live, the lack of access to safe drinking water constitutes a humanitarian crisis that impacts the social and economic development of households.
To address this challenge, the Kenya Red Cross Society and 4Life Solutions partnered to provide safe and sustainable drinking water to families in the Mukuru slums. The project aimed to distribute 10,000 SaWa Bags to increase access to safe drinking water and instil long-lasting health-related behaviours throughout the community.
By providing safe drinking water, the project is helping to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases and improving the health and well-being of the community. Moreover, by contributing to the social and economic development of households, the project is delivering on multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, and SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.
The project’s impact is significant, providing much-needed relief to the inhabitants of the Mukuru slums and creating a path towards a more sustainable and equitable future. With access to safe drinking water, households are better equipped to improve their lives, and the broader community can work towards a brighter future.