The One Foundation began supporting WSUP in 2016, initially focusing on improving access to water in Nairobi, the partnership has since expanded to Naivasha in Kenya and Kumasi in Ghana.
In Nairobi, Kenya our partnership provides a safe and affordable water supply to low-income communities. Working in partnership with key stakeholders such as local government, service providers and community members, we build infrastructure to deliver piped water as a service accessed through community water kiosks and tap stands.
In Naivasha, an area around Kenya’s second largest freshwater lake, the partnerships is improving water access and sanitation facilities in 10 local schools by building gender separated toilet blocks, hand washing stations and rainwater harvesting systems. This construction is supported by awareness raising campaigns in the school health clubs to deliver key messages on good handwashing practice and menstrual hygiene.
In Ghana we’re working with The One Foundation in the Ashanti Region in ten cocoa-farming communities to deliver a clean, safe water service to over 60,000 people by the end of 2020. We’re also improving the communities’ sanitation facilities and hygiene awareness through the construction of household and public toilets and health campaigns.
There is a strong alignment between WSUP’s focus on systemic change and our own vision of how to improve water access at scale, and the organisation is a key strategic partner for us as we look to meet the challenges of urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa.