Kenya has a population of 46 million people – 33% of which are living below the poverty line of $1.90 a day. Only 30% of the population have access to basic sanitation services.

In Nairobi alone, 60% of the population (1.4 million people) live in informal settlements where the majority of people have no access or limited access to services.

£3.4 million
invested to date
Over 490,000 people
beneficiaries reached
33.6%
live below the poverty line
30%
have basic sanitation access
Beneficiary Story

Michelle

In Nairobi, our programme provides a safe and affordable water supply to low-income communities. Working in partnership with key stakeholders such as local government, service providers and community members, we build infrastructure to deliver piped water as a service accessed through community water kiosks and tap stands.

This means local people can access a reliable clean water service that is available 24/7 and conveniently payable through ATMs.

We’re tackling a key challenge in these communities by running awareness campaigns to educate landlords and residents on the importance of using metered connections to ensure water safety and to reduce exploitation from cartels using illegal connections.

In Naivasha, an area around Kenya’s second largest freshwater lake, we are improving water access through the expansion of tertiary water networks and the installation of water meters. We are also helping to strengthen the local utilities capacity to efficiently deliver pro-poor water services.

In 2020, The One Foundation

Delivered community and household connections to 15,000 people

Constructed a sewer system that will bring improved sanitation to over 3,000 peopleInstalled 30 pre-paid water dispensers, improving water access for over 24,000 people

Child washing her hands.

Our work

In Nairobi, our programme provides a safe and affordable water supply to low-income communities. Working in partnership with key stakeholders such as local government, service providers and community members, we build infrastructure to deliver piped water as a service accessed through community water kiosks and tap stands.

This means local people can access a reliable clean water service that is available 24/7 and conveniently payable through ATMs.

We’re tackling a key challenge in these communities by running awareness campaigns to educate landlords and residents on the importance of using metered connections to ensure water safety and to reduce exploitation from cartels using illegal connections.

In Naivasha, an area around Kenya’s second largest freshwater lake, we are improving water access through the expansion of tertiary water networks and the installation of water meters. We are also helping to strengthen the local utilities capacity to efficiently deliver pro-poor water services.

In 2020, The One Foundation

Delivered community and household connections to 15,000 people

Constructed a sewer system that will bring improved sanitation to over 3,000 people

Installed 30 pre-paid water dispensers, improving water access for over 24,000 people

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