Poverty Eradication

The Kenya Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2001) places high priority on water supply and sanitation as a means of poverty reduction. Over 60% of the total population in Kenya relies on water kiosks, water vendors and other untreated natural sources of water. Similarly, most poor urban and rural residents for not have access to conventional wastewater and sanitation services.

For this reason, problems created by poor environmental sanitation have become more acute and water borne and water vector diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, cholera and typhoid have increasingly become more rampant, as the population increases and informal settlements multiply.

Global Sanitation Environmental Project strives to scale up access of communities towards realizing utilization of safe and sustainable water and sanitation resource services.