Goal 3: Urban Services: Water, Sanitation and Waste Management Services

Urban Services: Water, Sanitation and Waste Management

We aim to ensure that poor urban dwellers live in a healthier and wealthier urban environment. We believe that this will also reduce women’s workload and enhance their safety. We are targeting urban poor and vulnerable groups, women and children, HIV/AIDS groups, the disabled, elderly and unemployed urban youth.

We will also support capital poor Small and Micro Enterprises that focus in water, sanitation and waste service sub-sectors. We will improve living conditions of urban poor residents through increased access to basic services such as adequate water and sanitation facilities, functional storm water, effluent drainage and solid waste management.

We will conduct feasibility studies and replicate our models to expand the geographical coverage of our work in order:

  • To scale up proven and tested community friendly technologies in safe WASH, Waste management and drainage services;
  • To establish and support the growth of Waste and WATSAN MSEs enterprises in informal urban settlements with access to technology and business opportunities
  • To contribute towards formulation and implementation of pro-poor policies in WATSAN and waste sectors at county and national levels by 2017 in the target region of Eastern Africa.

Total sanitation in Kisumu

Children living in the slums of Kisumu grow up surrounded by human waste. We are improving access to clean water and hand washing facilities, to reduce diseases such as dysentry and typhoid.

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MSE Innovations and Technology Exhibition

Practical Action Eastern Africa was a key sponsor in the 2012 National Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) Innovations and Technology Exhibition in Kisumu.

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Improved water and sanitation services

Like most slums, the main challenge in Mukuru, Nairobi, is the basic lack of water points and toilets. By building relationships between slum residents, local water vendors and the local water company, Practical Action is helping to improve access to safe water and sanitation.

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Total sanitation in Nakuru slums

In 2012 Practical Action launched an ambitious, funded by Comic Relief, which will improve the quality of life for slum communities of 190,000 people in Nakuru, Kenya.

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Peoples' Plans Into Practice (PPP): Kisumu and Kitale

Country: Kenya Dates: October 2008 - September 2013 Partners: Shelter Forum, KUAP Funder: Comic Relief  Locations: Kisumu (Manyatta and Nyalenda), Kitale: Tuwani, Grasslands, Sokoni The city of Kisumu on the banks of Lake Victoria is Kenya’s third largest, with a populat...

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Total sanitation in Kisumu

The problem Kisumu is Kenya's third largest city. Most of its residents are tenants living in informal settlements without access to clean water and using inadequate toilets shared by up to seven families. Water borne diseases such as dysentery and typhoid are...

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Water and sanitation in Turkana

The problem In Kenya’s arid northern regions remote rural communities have limited access to clean water.   Many women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from the nearest water source. More than 80% of the population have no access ...

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