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Our FocusSignificantly impacting supply of water, sanitation services and nutrition among poor urban and rural households.

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Water Access

KIWASH engages with the private sector as an approach for accelerating the scaling up of WASH services and access to affordable products.

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INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT

Infrastructure support to WASH enterprises and utilities complements the capacity building efforts and helps increase their ability to reach more beneficiaries with basic drinking water services.

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Sanitation and Hygiene

KIWASH collaborates closely with other donors and implementing partners to support the GOK national initiative to scale up sanitation coverage.

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Commercial Finance

The financial cost of meeting the water supply and sanitation needs of all Kenyans who lack access far exceeds the resources of either the donor community or the government of Kenya.

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Environmental Sustainability

Kenya faces a growing challenge of providing its human population with adequate clean water and sanitation services not only for household consumption, but also for agriculture and broader economic growth.

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GOVERNANCE AND POLICY

Policy reforms to strengthen county government structures and responsibilities to minimize confusion due to conflicting laws.


About Us

The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) is a five-year program of the US Agency for International Development, implemented by DAI with the goal of improving the lives and health of Kenyan citizens in nine counties through development and management of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.

From September 2020, KIWASH re-oriented its scope to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining and advancing the development gains. Through a US$9 million investment by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American people, KIWASH targets to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services for 140,000 Kenyan citizens in nine counties.

To ensure that improvements in access are accelerated and sustained, KIWASH is implementing activities which contribute to six distinct objectives: Sector coordination and planning, Support to social behavior change campaigns (SBCC), Build capacity of county staff to promote improved risk communication and community engagement, Support water service providers (WSPs) to maintain service provision, Security of WASH infrastructure, WASH in healthcare facilities.

All six core areas are not implemented in each KIWASH focus county but specific activities are selected at the national and county level in accordance with identified needs and gaps and USAID’s overall WASH strategy in Kenya.


Kiwash Blog

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Daniel Mbone, a resident of Ulu Market on the border of Kajiado and Makueni counties, remembers when there were fights in the town over water....
Beatrice Adhiambo  the first Manager at Migori Water Scheme Chris Muturi-USAID KIWASH-1
When Beatrice Adhiambo was promoted to manager of Migori Water Scheme in 2020, she became the first female manager at the company, which is part...
6-year-old Cliff Gege enjoying a glass of clean water under a tree in their homestead. Their home is served through KIWASH supported West Uyoma Water Project in Siaya Countyvvv.  Chris Muturi KIWASH
As the dark rain clouds gathered in early March 2020, Ann, a resident of the lakeshore village of Osieko Nambo in Siaya County, Kenya –...

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