Partnership provides access to safe and affordable drinking water to 50,000 people in Kenya
A two-year project to bring safe, affordable drinking water to more than 50,000 of the poorest residents in Nairobi, Kenya, has now been inaugurated after successful completion earlier this year.
The initiative was co-funded by OFID (the OPEC Fund for International Development), the UK Government’s Department for International Development and Borealis and Borouge through their joint corporate social responsibility programme Water for the World™.
The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has in the past found it difficult to invest in these services because of the haphazard design of the settlements, inadequate resources within the utility and a perception that residents would be unwilling to pay for services.
Residents without access to piped supplies therefore buy water from private street vendors, at much higher prices.
The five partners came together to improve drinking water supplies in Nairobi’s Korogocho and Kahawa Soweto informal settlements.
We are proud to have been part of this project and will continue to support sustainable development across the globe.” “WSUP works with local providers to help them deliver the water and sanitation services and infrastructure that are so desperately needed by low-income urban communities,” explains Bill Peacock, WSUP’s Director of Programmes.
In 2007, Borealis together with Borouge launched Water for the World, a partnership programme to advance solutions, expertise and know-how to address the global water challenge.
The programme spans a full range of activities at global and regional levels, in science, industry and for local communities, and focuses on three key areas: Improving access to water and sanitation through local projects Preserving water resources through sustainable water management practices Advancing best practices and raising awareness in communities and across the value-chain Watch this movie or go to waterfortheworld.net to learn more about this project.
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