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Kenya Water, Energy Cleanliness and Health Project

www.kwench.org
P.O. Box 1336, Village Market Nairobi, 62100100 Kenya +254 726 295 675
Constance Hunt, Executive Director
Email: kwenchproject@gmail.com  |   Follow KWENCH on Twitter
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Nthunguni Spring Project

KWENCH is working on a new project in the village of Mumani in Makueni County, Ukambani - a semi-arid part of Kenya. The village has no developed water sources. Our project combines water, sanitation, hygiene and livelihood components.

KWENCH and its local partner, the Nthunguni Water Project self-help group, will develop a spring and distribute the water to 17 water points at churches, schools and commercial centers. We will also construct composting toilets at the commercial centers. We will provide hygiene education to students at four schools, who will then educate their broader communities through production of songs, dances, memory verses and dramatic presentations during the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the composting toilets. Each toilet will be equipped with hand washing stations. We will collaborate with agricultural retail outlets in the area to market the compost produced by the toilets to local farmers.

The expected results of this project will be: jobs created managing the water points and composting toilets, increased agricultural productivity from using the compost (up to 100 percent!), reduced time spent by people (mostly women) fetching water from distant sources, and increased productive time at school and work for people who improve their hygienic behavior.

To read the full project proposal, click here.

To donate to this project, go to http://www.globalgiving.org/16288


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Members of Nthunguni Water Project Self Help Group
Members of Nthunguni Water Project Self Help Group
Mumani Village
Munmani Village
The Nthunguni Spring
The Nthunguni Spring

Archived material

KWENCH opened its biodigester ablution block/community kitchen project in Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya on January 22, 2013 with a big event!Read more by clicking a link below.

       Recap of the opening celebration

       Remarks by Constance Hunt, Executive Director

       Photos (click on thumbnail for larger photo)

Finnish Ambassador receiving a Necklace of Paper Beads from a Community Member as KHDP Manager, Moses Shivachi, Looks On

 

Finnish Ambassador Sofie From-Emmesberger and U.S. Deputy Ambassador Isiah Parnell on the Roof of the Project

 

Finnish Ambassador Sofie From-Emmesberger, U.S. Deputy Ambassador Isiah Parnell, a Safaricom Foundation Board Member and KWENCH CHair, Patrick Adira

U.S. Deputy Ambassador, Isiah Parnell, Unveiling a Plaque

 

 

Donors Cutting the Ribbon

Finnish Ambassador Sofie From-Emmesberger Speaking

Girls doing a Luya Dance

 

Participants Group Photo

Deputy U.S. Ambassador Isiah Parnell doing Stretches with Children

Safaricom Representatives talking with KHDP Project Manager Moses Shivachi

 

 Kitui Spring Project -- KWENCH has undertaken a wonderful, new project in rural Kenya in cooperation with the Muvua Self Help Group. The spring is located in Kitui West District, Mutongi Division, Usiani location, Kavalo sublocation. Like our first project in Kangeme, this one involves the development of a spring to provide high-quality water for drinking, cooking and other uses. But it also has sanitation, hygiene and livelihood components.  Learn more by clicking below.

The Kitui Spring Project (click on thumbnail for larger photo)

Members of Muvua Self Help Group

Kitui Spring

Woman Fetching Water from Kitui Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help KWENCH build a biodigester ablution block/community kitchen project in Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya
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This project will provide 500 residents of a Nairobi slum with access to toilets, showers and safe cooking facilities. People in the slum of Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya lack access to toilets and showers. They also use kerosene and charcoal cookstoves that present fire hazards and create indoor air pollution. This project will provide toilets and generate methane from human waste. The methane will be used to heat water for showers and to cook food in a safe community kitchen. It will change lives by increasing dignity, reducing disease and generating income through access fees and selling food. 

Read the project update, August 2011

Watch a video about the project.

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Read and view photos about Kangeme Spring project, which diverted a spring to provide 10,000 liters per day of potable water to a school!

 

 

Please Help KWENCH Provide for Safe, Clean, Affordable Water for Mathare, a Nairobi Slum
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Mathare residents generally pay illegal vendors high prices for water of poor quality. KWENCH will replace the cartel of illegal vendors with legally registered community-based organizations (CBOs). The CBOs will establish legal connections with the Nairobi water utility. KWENCH will help them raise money for equipment and train the CBOs in financial management, operation and maintenance and hygiene. The CBOs will promise to maintain safe water supplies and operate legally and transparently.    Read more about the project. 

Photos of Mathare

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KWENCH recently initiated a project to construct a wetland to improve water quality on the Ngong River, one of the three major tributaries to the Nairobi River.  Read more here.Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents\kirk\kwench\wetland siteJPG.jpg 

Read the preliminary feasibility report, 2011