Volume 10 | December 2019
KIWASH Updates
Activity highlights from USAID's Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project
In Makueni County, the Chyulu Valley Water Project is a clear example of a community water business taking steps to expand water supply services through innovative ideas and commercial financing. Under the leadership of Veronica Musyoki, the project has increased its customer base from 7,000 to 20,000  ...................> 
For three days in September 2019, 55 representatives from six county water , sanitation and hygiene (WASH) departments and water service providers (WSPs) convened for a KIWASH-led training in facilitation skills and running sustainable water supply services. Workshops topics included: Water Sector Reforms,   ...................> 
In June 2019, the Vaele Women’s Group – which formed in 2010 and offers members low-interest loans through a member savings plan – expanded its entrepreneurial sites by starting a sanitation enterprise to sell products and services that improve latrines in their community. They heard about this opportunity .  .......................>
As she skims through neatly stacked files on her desk, four water clerks sit patiently waiting to brief their manager on previous day outcomes. The silence in the room is frequently interrupted by the ringing phone. Meet Diana Rose, the first female manager of the Osieko Nambo Water Project – one of the main water supplier for 8,000 people in Siaya County.   ... ....................>

When the Wiser Secondary School in Muhuru Bay in Migori County opened in 2010, the community was hopeful that their children would be able to have a good education. But the lack of clean, reliable water at the school and in many homes meant students were often absent, helping their mothers make the treacherous journey down to Lake Victoria  .............>
As a young boy, 55-year-old Silvan Kados recalls growing up in the rural village of Korondo in Migori County. Lush vegetation covered the area, streams babbled, and farmers grew plenty of vegetables each year to sustain themselves. Silvan’s parents were peasant farmers and knew the right times to plant based   . ..................> 
USAID’s Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project works to improve the lives and health of one million Kenyans in nine counties. The five-year project (2015–2020) focuses on the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services.