The Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (KSHIP), is funded by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) through the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). This is the first 5-year programme funded through this mechanism and implemented in Kenya.
The programme is implemented in 11 selected sub counties in the 11 target counties which are:- Kinango in Kwale, Tharaka South in Tharaka Nithi ,Naivasha in Nakuru, Narok South in Narok, South Mugirango in Kisii, Samia in Busia, Mbeere North in Embu, Gatanga in Muranga, Turbo in Uasin-Gishu , Kuria West in Migori counties and Wajir East in Wajir.
WASDA implements the project in Wajir East sub-County, Wajir County.
Project Components are the following:
- Hygiene and Sanitation
- Equity & Inclusion
- Capacity building and sanitation marketing
- Advocacy and Communication
- Documentation, learning, Evaluations
- Supported 11 villages to become ODF (these are the first ever 11 villages to be declared ODF in the entire North Eastern Region
- 1 708 people have been moved from open defecation to basic latrine use without single subsidy where 264 new latrines have been constructed by the community themselves
- Community members in the targeted 13 villages and school children have been reached with hygiene and sanitation messages through hygiene and sanitataion social events like chiefs barazas national events like the celebration of the global hand washing days and world toilet days, School WASH was also undertaken where school children were used as disseminators of hygiene and sanitation messages
- The project has supported 64 vulnerable people with different kind of disabilities by providing sanitation facilities