Water

A very high percentage of the population in this region are exposed to waterborne diseases that are caused by drinking contaminated or dirty water. Contaminated water has caused many deaths from types of diarrheal diseases, including cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. We have managed to construct 2 water pump boreholes in 2 villages and 2 more villages have benefited from protected water sources serving a community of nearly 5,000 people. Women used to walk long distances to fetch water which was contaminated and harmful to health. The borehole water is treated regularly and it has significantly reduced cases of typhoid in the surrounding communities. Two volunteer nurses from our local partner KCAVOP go around teaching people about sanitation, hygiene and nutrition. We also have annual sports events to gather the community together and engage them on issues of health (HIV awareness), wellbeing, child abuse and neglect and child labour through interactive workshops and video clips. There are hundreds of contaminated water sources in the region and the people are in desperate need for more protected water sources.

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