Safaricom Foundation has partnered with ActionAid to launch a water project worth Ksh. 25 Million in Kitise and Makumeni areas of Makueni County.
The project which started in December 2016 is expected to benefit over 20,000 residents and will see eight learning institutions, and six market centres benefit from a steady and clean water supply. The project is aimed at improving food security and preventing water-borne diseases which were a challenge to residents in the areas especially to children under 5 years.
The project has been equipped with pipeline and borehole extensions distributing the water to homesteads and learning institutions while water kiosks set up in six market centres for the public to access water at an affordable price.
Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation, had this to say, “We have a 3-year strategic plan as Safaricom Foundation, and it includes economic empowerment, education and maternal health. With adequate water supply, providing access to services in education and health institutions will be better and more efficient as well as empowering communities.”