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Our colleague Kennedy about WaterStarters

What makes the WaterStarters programme innovative? Kenyan project leader Kennedy gives a look behind the scenes in this new video...

1 in 3 Kenyans still have no access to safe drinking water. As Kenya is hit by the worst drought in 40 years, the number of water-related diseases, such as diarrhoea, is on the rise. And with crop failures, malnutrition among young children is also on the rise. 

Our approach? 
Kennedy: "Sustainable water systems. We train local people to build and maintain new innovative water systems with solar panels. 
People pay for this drinking water, which helps them learn about the value of water, and the money can be used to repair existing water systems that no longer work. In addition, local health workers educate about clean water and good hygiene. All of this creates healthier communities and jobs in the most remote areas of Kenya."

Originally published on LinkedIn.

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