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Projects

Completed Projects

Haki Water completed a six month research study in Nairobi’s low income settlements to assess in detail the overall impacts and sustainability of current operational ‘privately owned boreholes’ to serve the urban poor. 

The findings highlighted gaps in the planned institutional, civil society and private sector service delivery models to provide essential water and sanitation services and enable Kenya’s transition towards water for all by 2030 (Vision 2030) and in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). 

The results suggest although proven to be critical in the short-term discrete borehole projects do not address the longer-term shortfalls in the implementation of effective public policies, for the provision of basic water and sanitation facilities to serve the urban poor.

Haki Water worked with Camp Ohana Foundation (“COF”) whose aim is to develop underprivileged, orphaned Kenyan children into compassionate adults through the creation of an educational camp (called ‘Camp Ohana’).

Located on a site in Kitengela town, South of Nairobi, Camp Ohana proposes to bring all of the benefits and fun found in a traditional camp experience together with a cross-cultural curriculum and a longitudinal focus. The camp experiences include, but are not limited to: onsite housing, skill building activities, outdoor adventure, young adult camp counsellors trained in youth/child development.

We adopted a sustainable approach to implement a water-well to provide an immediate supply of safe drinking water to the site and surrounding areas. Over the longer term, we will provide continued support to COF, to develop the designs proposals for Camp Ohana and advocate innovative, sustainable, alternative water use efficiency and management technologies.

Haki Water in partnership with Cranfield University facilitated a concept to empower poor customers in decision-making through providing feedback on their purchasing choices, which can then be used to adjust service levels and develop options to match user needs and preferences.

 

The systems are designed to deliver options to receive water through:

  • A fixed but low-cost pipe supply direct to the household (metered at a water kiosk), 
  • Household supply to a fixed 200litre daily filled tank through hosepipe, 
  • Household supply through hosepipe to fill household jerrycans (metered) and 
  • Conventional collection and carrying by the householder direct from the WaterChoices Kiosk

The different service levels being differentiated by price.

We implemented a project to improve the quality of borehole water to drinkable standards and promote improved hygiene practices amongst urban poor school-going children in Galilee School, Flomina Children’s Home and Kwa-Watoto School.  Over the first year the grant has focused on Galilee School and Flomina Children’s Home. The second year focused on Kwa Watoto School.

 

Key 2012 - 2013 achievements include:

Gained improved access to safe drinking water - Haki Water NGO. Increased school attendance over a period of 12 months - QUACWI & Haki Water NGO Gained management skills, techniques and procedures to adequately maintain the water and sanitation facilities installed without third party involvement - Haki Water NGO. Improved hygiene practices- QUACWI & Haki Water NGO.


Key 2013 – 2014 achievements include:

 

Gained improved access to safe drinking water. Have increased school attendance over a period of 12 months. Gained management skills, techniques and procedures to adequately maintain the water and sanitation facilities installed without third party involvement. Have improved hygiene practices

There is a marked improvement in the health status of the school-going children. showed that there is a reduction of medical bills incurred by the school, from a monthly average of KSh 10,000 (USD 118) to Kes 6,000 (USD 71) per month.

We implemented a project at St Philips Secondary School in Kitalale settlement scheme in Kitale to improve access to water by repairing and expanding the existing rain water harvesting facilities at the school providing clean and accessible water supply to the school and surrounding community while improving hygiene practices.

 

Phase 1: improving access to water

Project objectives:

  • Improving access to water by repairing and expanding the existing rain water harvesting facilities at the school, to provide clean and accessible water supply to the school and surrounding community
  • Enabling easier transport of water around the school compound to reduce costs of labour in transport
  • Reducing the schools reliance on a nearby shallow well from which non-potable water was usually drawn

 

Phase 2: Improving Hygiene practises and Drinking Water Quality

Project objectives:

  • To solve water treatment problems through installation of a treatment unit that is reliable and cost-effective for the end-users.
  • To promote improved health and hygiene education through the CHAST training and construction of one sanitation facility i.e. hand washing station.
  • To provide technical and management training ensuring long-term post-construction sustainability.

Ongoing Projects

We are implementing a project to Improving access to water by repairing and expanding the existing rain water harvesting facilities at the school, to provide clean and accessible water supply to the school.

 

The project is currently on phase one; improving access to water and the objectives are as follows:

 

  • To improve access to water by repairing and expanding the existing rain water harvesting facilities at the school
  • To provide clean and accessible water supply to the school
  • To reduce the schools reliance on a nearby shallow well from which non-potable water was usually drawn
  • To empower the school management to maintain water facilities provided

Planned Projects

  1. Improving water supply and hygiene in Kajiado Township School, Kajiado (2014 - 2016)
  2. Improving water supply and hygiene in Pelewa Primary School, Kajiado (2014 - 2016)
  3. Improving water supply and hygiene in Primary Boys Boarding School, Kajiado (2014 - 2016)
  4. Empowering women and girls in Kitalale settlement scheme, Kitale (2014 - 2016)
  5. Safe water and hygiene promotion in 9 schools in Kayole and Mukuru (2014 – 2017)