Volume 7 | November 2018
KIWASH Updates
Activity highlights from USAID's Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project
60-year-old Isabella Andeso had given up on ever having reliable water at her home in Khwisero Constituency in western Kenya. The retired teacher moved to Khwisero in 2009 and soon discovered accessing water was a daily challenge.  “I used to get water from my neighbor’s well at a fee, or I would go to the river   .................>
In 2003, 200 residents of Mbukoni, Kathiani and Mbotela villages in the heart of Makueni County joined hands to sink a borehole after years of suffering, with women and children trekking up to 10 kilometers to fetch water each day. The collaboration was later named the Chyulu Valley ,   ... ....................>

Community members in the busy fishing village of Osieko Nambo on the shore of Lake Victoria in Siaya County no longer worry about drinking unsafe water. “Though we live next to one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world, piped water to our homes has been unreliable due to erratic and expensive power supply, broken pipes and  . ............>
Bitabo 1 village in the Masaba North Sub County of Nyamira County is home to 480 people. Of the 90 households in this village, nearly half (43 households) lacked access to latrines. This meant that half the village practiced open defecation and were at risk of preventable      . ..................> 
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.