Submitted by: Slums information development & resource centres (SIDAREC)
Implemented country: Kenya
Title: Sanitation Partnership for the Poor in Mukuru Kwa Njenga Slums
SIDAREC has been implementing social development programs for the last 10 years with emphasis on incorporating community members in local initiatives. This means that instead of hiring experts to maintain the toilets and bathrooms, community members will be trained to take care of these facilities. The proposed project seeks to improve and sustain sanitation and hygiene standards to reduce diseases such as malaria, cholera, typhoid and dysentery, which afflict people and reduce their productivity. Plastic toilets/bathroom that are not affected by weather conditions or pests will be installed and located in each plot. There are about 3700 plots in Mukuru Kwa Njenga; a plot has 20 houses with approximately 5 people per house. The locally organized groups within SIDAREC partnership will be trained in daily maintenance of toilets and the drainage system. This project will avail income to many unemployed and usually idle youths.