water

Clarice Akinyi, 35, Domestic Worker by a water tank in Mathare Ward, Mashimoni Village, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam
In the context of Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), NGOs and donors, as well as private sector players, are exploring how they can help vulnerable populations to prepare and build resilience to extended drought sequences and climate volatility. The use of solar-powered water pumps (SWPs) is...
A woman uses her water credit, which is stored in a small, plastic token, to buy water from a Water ATM in Hadado, Kenya. Photo Credit: Katie Nelson
The women in the rural and urban areas feel that they can access water at any point of time in the day as they have the ATM and do not have to wait for the person to give access to the water kiosk. The water kiosks are less than half a kilometre away from the households and therefore saves the time...
Roda Lokaale, fetching water at an Oxfam supported water point in Turkana. Photo Credit: Joy Obuya
Oxfam is keen on working with communities, national and county government and local partners in exploring models that will ensure functionality of the water schemes embedded within citizen-led social accountability structure.
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