Water & Sanitation
We improve the health and economic well-being of low-income and underserved communities by facilitating equitable and sustainable access to safe water, sanitation, and appropriate hygiene practices.
Water is life. But a reliable, clean source of water is still a far fetched dream for many Kenyans. Nearly half of the Kenyan population lacks access to a source of safe water and nearly 2/3 cannot access adequate sanitation facilities. The country still faces huge challenges in water provision for domestic and agricultural use with erratic weather patterns causing droughts and water shortages. Kenya also has a limited renewable water supply system and is classified as a water scarce country
CIVS Kenya has water sanitation projects in all of the 3 centers of operation. We focus on providing integrated and sustainable solutions for individuals and communities including rainwater harvesting systems, hygienic water storage equipment, manual or solar powered water pumps, waterless toilets as well as conducting trainings on health, hygiene, and efficient water usage.
The Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) is a Community Development Organization working with local marginalized communities in Kenya to support them in their development and fight the poverty through volunteering and community development programs.