FOSTERING

THE NEEDY

P.O. BOX 432 GARISSA

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Project Aims
Health Project
Education Project
Enviromental Project
Water & Sanitation Project
Agriculture project
Art and Media Project
Sports and Recreation Project
Other Social Issues Project

 
 
 
WATER AND SANITATION

Public sector utilities in developing countries have generally not been efficient in providing access to reliable water and sanitation services. Reasons for such a poor track record often include lack of good utility management practices, political interference, overstaffing, distorted tariff structures, unaffordable connection charges for inappropriate service levels, and lack of incentives and performance-monitoring mechanisms.

Endemic water and sanitation crisis debilitates and kills in large numbers, limiting economic growth, educational access, and life opportunities. Although NGO’s try to tackle these issues constantly, they cannot keep up with population growth and coverage is declining. And the demand for affordable water and sanitation services is high and keeps growing. The international community has set itself the goal of reducing the number of people without access to water and sanitation by half by 2015. But unless the efficiency of service provision is radically improved, achieving this goal will be extremely costly and almost impossible

In rural areas, NEDA will support the peer group to build local capacity, an element needed for increased service sustainability. More specifically, this support includes demand-based planning, financing mechanisms, maintenance strategies, cost-recovery, hygiene and sanitation promotion.
 
In urban and pre-urban areas, NEDA supports the formal recognition of frameworks linking small-scale independent providers to utilities, community-based initiatives, the application of urban sanitation options, and the integration of water supply and sanitation services into slum-upgrading programs.

 

 

ENDEMIC WATER,
SANITATION CRISIS
DEBILITATES
AND
KILLS
IN LARGE NUMBERS,
LIMITING ECONOMIC GROWTH,
EDUCATIONAL ACCESS,
AND
LIFE OPPORTUNITIES