ABOUT WASH PROJECT

CABDA works with Communities and partners to improve access to safe and clean water, sanitation facilities and good hygiene.

The WASH activities are currently being implemented in Kakamega East, Central, Ikolomani , Lugari and Teso North in Kakamega and Busia Counties.

This is done through various technologies which include drilling borehole and piping systems, spring protection, rainwater Harvesting through Tank construction, wells, construction of VIP, Gender sensitive and Flush latrines.

PROJECT GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

GOAL

To reduce the incidences of diarrhea diseases by promotion of good hygiene, access to safe and clean water, improved sanitation facilities within the communities as we target households and schools.

Specific Objectives

  • To improve access to safe water and sanitation.
  • To improve WASH facilities in schools and community at large through piloting innovative models and designs.
  • To develop the capacities of schools and communities to manage their own WASH facilities.
  • To increase awareness of people on hygiene behavior.
  • To increase employment, empower local entrepreneurship and strengthening enterprises.

CURRENT WASH ACTIVITIES

  • Construction of Gender sensitive and flush pit latrines in schools.
  • Drilling of boreholes.
  • Construction of water kiosks and household connections.
  • Construction of shallow wells and concrete tanks in schools.
  • Training of WSCM, CHVs, CLTS, CRP, CHAST and groups on loaning.
  • Contact baseline surveys.
  • Contact stakeholders forums for sensitization and review meetings.
  • Networking, collaboration and linkages.

Drilled 3 boreholes and Constructed 3 water kiosks and household connection lines in Kamolo, Korosai and Kaluni serving a population of 3,369 people.

Protected 135 water springs serving a population of 29,442.

Constructed 44 rain water harvesting ferro- cement tanks in schools serving a population of 20,814 in Kakamega East and Lugari.

Triggered 37 Villages in Kakamega East, Central and Teso North . A population of 1,250 people in the area now have latrines.

Trained 145 Water sanitation Management Committee (WSMC) Members.

Trained 450 CHVs on Community Lead Total Sanitation( CLTS).

Trained 43 Head Teachers and 86 Teachers on Child to Child Clubs( CTC).

Trained 10 Head teachers on Cost Recovery plan.

Contacted Children Hygiene and Sanitation training (CHAST) in 12 schools.

Trained 8 PRA committees with a total of 112 members.

Constructed 60 double door VIP latrines serving a population of 20,584 pupils and students.

Constructed 16 – door flush pit latrines in 2 schools serving a population of 930 pupils. Issued loans to 10 groups who have started IGA’s now benefitting 218 people.

Trained artisan on repair of tank and latrines Carried out a baseline survey in 20 schools. Constructed 7 reinforced concrete tanks and 3 shallow wells serving a population of 4,925 pupils in 10 schools.

Constructed 20 blocks of gender sensitive latrines in 10 schools serving a population of 5,300 pupils.

Trained 13 WSMC/operation and maintenance team in 13 schools.

Trained 20 teachers as world coaches from 10 schools.

Constructed 7 household demonstration latrines serving a population of 75 people. Trained 240 community health volunteers (CHVs) on sustainability, maintenance and general hygiene in their communities.