Sanitation sanity in Kibera slum:

Practical Action in partnership with community groups, Nairobi City Council and other agencies participated in design, construction and management of sanitation utility blocks (lavatories, showers and laundry facilities) to reversed acute problems associated with the pollution of Nairobi River arising from inadequate sanitation facilities. The construction of the pilot ablution blocks was undertaken in area A, Kianda village, on the western side of Kibera division; the section of the slum settlement closest to the river to act as a pacesetter for the other locations. The community was involved in coming up with the design, buildingand management of the blocks.The ablution blocks each contain a modernized showering mechanism, toilets and a wash area.

Collections Practical Answers Sanitation United Kingdom Water and Sanitation
Issue Date 2008
Format Fact Sheet
Rights Holders Practical Action