Volume 5 | May 2018
KIWASH Updates
Water, sanitation and hygiene highlights from USAID's Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project
In 2016, Carolyne Juma and her family in Upper Ururi Sub County, Siaya County did not have a toilet. Their only option was to defecate in bushes, open fields, or near a river. Given that the locations often changed, they did not have a fixed place to wash their hands.   This led to Carolyne’s family suffering often from multiple waterborne diseases,   .............>
KIWASH, together with the Kakamega County Government, recently convened a sector-learning workshop entitled Social Accountability for Improved Access to WASH. The workshop aimed at promoting social responsiveness, planning and coordination among the state and non-state actors in the county for effective and sustainable water and sanitation services.   .................>
At six months pregnant, Selah Achieng had made only one antenatal clinic visit. At eighteen years of age, she never knew the importance of frequent visits until a KIWASH trained Community Health Volunteer made a visit to her home. “Since the CHV visited me, I have visited the clinic three times. I now see the importance of attending clinic   ... ....................>
Busia is one of the least forested counties in Kenya despite receiving substantial amounts of rainfall. According to the National Environmental Complaints Committee, (a body charged with the task of investigating complaints regarding the condition of the environment in Kenya and suspected cases of environmental degradation) deforestation and sand harvesting   . ..................> 
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 and increased access to irrigation and nutrition services.