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Improving Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

January 31, 2020 - 02:30PM
Published by Communications

"Improving Access to Clean Water, Sanitation Facilitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nakuru County, Rift Valley, Kenya" was made possible by Green Cross Sweden and Acqua for Life, in partnership with the Green Belt Movement.

The project to improve access to clean and safe water, sanitation facilities, in Nakuru County, aims to reduce diseases and improve lives by incorporating a new innovation, the Eco-Bio toilet, that is a long term solution to the sanitation needs of the underprivileged.

This week 26 Eco-Bio toilets were officially handed over to four schools, Likia Primary School, Mosop Secondary School, Mau Summit Primary School, and Kianjoya Primary School, as well as the Rongai Peace and Sports Center. The project provided a rainwater harvesting tank at Likia Primary.The three year project which seeks to address growing concerns about the sorry state of toilets in learning institutions across the county is being piloted in six primary schools before being eventually rolled out in more schools.It is equipped with a ventilation system which includes a fan that uses wind power while the roof is made from translucent material that allows in adequate light to rule out the need for an electric bulb at night.The ventilation unit ensures that the toilet remains odourless and pathogen-free in the process of breaking down waste.

The team leading the documentation: Tonia Moya, Michael Wagatua, John Waweru, Mercy Karunditu, Danis Maina and David Iraya.