Engineers Without Borders Kenya (EWB Kenya) was requested by Rotary Club of Davis California through Susan Moenga (+1 530 302-7263) to offer Technical Assistance for the Feasibility Study of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Facilities at Ichuni Boys Primary School
EWB Kenya is working with Rieko Kenya to provide water and sanitation infrastructure to the people of Nyatike, in Migori County. The proposed water project is situated in Nyatike sub-county, a region seriously hit with perennial water shortages exacerbating the life of its dwellers. The local populace are left with single option of using dirty water directly fetched from Lake Victoria, River Migori, River Kuja and small streams.
Sustainable access to safe water in the region is estimated to be less than 5%. Many of the water points have since dried up. The sub-county experiences comparatively harsher climatic conditions. The region experiences unreliable, erratic and poorly distributed rainfall with temperatures showing mean minimum of 24 degrees Celsius and maximum of 31 degrees Celsius.
Women and children spends an average of 3-4 hours to fetch dirty water for drinking and domestic purposes from the existing sources. Trends in morbidity among children under five years and the general population in the region rose by more than 50 percent for diarrheal and other waterborne related diseases. The sharp and alarming increase in these diseases are largely attributable to use of dirty water.
This project will directly benefit 1,000 households (women, men, youth, and children, disabled and elderly). The indirect beneficiary will include the neighboring communities and government of Migori County. The project is expected to produce – indicate in quantitative terms what the project will produce through its planned activities and budget
- 1,000 households reached with supply of clean and safe water for their use
- Disease burden attributed to use of dirty water reduced by 95% among the target households
- A borehole drilled, water pumped to raised tanks, water connected to distribution line and water shops to reach 1,000 families
- 1,000 families educated on water, hygiene and sanitation