Creating climate-smart, financially sustainable water solutions for improved livelihoods in Kenya
WaterStarters (WS) adopts an ecosystem approach to protect people, animals, and the environment in Kenya from climate change by providing sustainable water solutions. The project delivers safe and clean water through an affordable financial model, enhancing economic growth and livelihoods. It aims to make franchisees and their communities, especially girls and women, more economically resilient and reduce climate-related water and health issues. Additionally, WS advocates for groundwater retention and recharge measures at the county level to foster a climate-resilient water cycle.
Expected outcomes include rural and peri-urban communities gaining access to safe and affordable water, franchisees managing climate-smart water infrastructure to foster economic growth, and improved water use efficiency and hygiene among communities. Furthermore, the project seeks commitment from county governments to protect water zones, ensuring sustainable and resilient water resources management.
Administrative Partner Amref Flying Doctors Key Commercial Partner MegaGroup Trade Holding Other Partners Amref Health Africa Kenya, Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC), MAJI Water Storage Limited Country Kenya Sector Water Open / Closed Open Duration April 2023 - September 2024 Approval Year 2022