Clean water Kenya

Improved living conditions for disadvantaged populations through

access to clean water in Western Kenya



The UN General Assembly has declared access to clean water for domestic use. Despite this declaration, according to the Global Water Institute Report 2020, over 65% of the world's population still lacks access to clean water, with over 70% of this population living in Africa and the developing world, where mitigation efforts have not yielded significant results. The Siaya District Government has made some efforts to improve access to clean water, but a large portion of the rural population in Siaya, such as the Ulamba community, still lack access to clean water for daily use.


Project goals

By the end of the project period, at least 90% of households in Ulamba are expected to be provided with high quality, sufficient and safe water. The project directly benefits about 628 households with an expected population of about 3,144 people. A particular focus is on women, children, people with disabilities, HIV-infected people and schoolchildren.


Project measures

  • Improvement of the water infrastructure in Ulamba
  • Greater involvement of the population in the management of water resources.
  • Raising awareness and providing information to the local population



 Wilo Foundation

Project partner

FORWAC is an acronym for Friends of Rural Women and Children and was founded in 1997 to address various causes and conditions of poverty in rural communities in Ulamba. The primary goal is to promote the social and economic empowerment of rural communities through empowerment and collaboration with local people in the areas of education, water, climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity, and other aspects important to more sustainable livelihoods.

 Shashwat Trust



Udo Gattenlöhner

Global Nature Fund (GNF) - Office Radolfzell

Tel.: +49 7732 9995 80



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1 October 2022 - 31 December 2023




German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)





Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The project is intended to make a concrete contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

 Ziel 1: Armut in jeder Form und überall beenden
 Ziel 8: Dauerhaftes, inklusives und nachhaltiges Wirtschaftswachstum, produktive Vollbeschäftigung und menschenwürdige Arbeit für alle fördern