“Water for Kids is more of parents to us, they first gave us free san plats, free protected spring and now trained us to make our own san plats at a cheap rate, who else on earth could do this?” Aggrey Kasango, Obira 2019.
In 2011, Water for Kids first protected the water source, damming the source and pumping water to a tap, providing safe and accessible water to the community. Since then, we have delivered a sustainable and extensive latrine project alongside hygiene training, throughout the community. Each household was provided with materials and training to build their own latrines and sanplats with tippy-taps. Earlier this year we carried out an extensive evaluation on the impact of Water for Kids in Obira and we are pleased to report that in a community of over 200 households, 98% now have their own latrines,sanplats and tippy taps (an increase of 88%) almost eradicating open defecation and dramatically restricting waterborne diseases, along with many other positive effects.
Find out more about the project in Obira