To provide clean, safe water and to improve community living standards by providing proper sanitation with a view to reducing waterborne diseases.


Kibera slum is one of the largest in Africa with a population of over one million. Waste is everywhere and small streams of dirty and littered water crisis-cross the entire area. There are no toilets so people are using ‘flying toilets’ – this is where people defecate into a plastic bag, tie it up and throw it out of the door.

Almost 90% of people do not have basic access to the life-saving 20 litres of clean water they need daily. The reasons are not only because of water scarcity and the lack of financial resources, but also in many cases, the needs and rights of marginalised communities are not given priority by the government, or they are even being contravened. Poverty and power-based relations are reflected and reinforced in who has access to and control over water.

Improving access to clean waterImproving access to clean waterThis project aims to provide clean, safe water within reasonable distance and to improve the community’s living standards by providing proper sanitation with a view to reducing waterborne disease.



  • To rehabilitate the water piping system from the water mains to the delivery point
  • To improve the cleanliness of the environment through organised garbage collection in the community
  • To promote health through hygiene education, water and sanitation facilities, environment and waste management issues
  • To facilitate the installation of water storage tanks using the container tanks for long lasting and easy maintenance by the community
  • To facilitate gender equally in project formulation, decision-making and management of these facilities and services


  • Community mobilization
  • Capacity building
  • Income generating activities
  • Waste management
  • Hygiene promotion
  • Education and training
  • Construction of water and sanitation facilities



Solar panel on new toilet facilities, KiberaSolar panel on new toilet facilities, KiberaThe Project stated on 1st September 2013 upon receiving of your grant to us. The project has not been profitable due to financial difficulties that arose. After constructing of permanent toilets and bathrooms, we decided to install solar panels so that the toilets can be accessed 24 hrs. We want to do away with these issues of flying toilets and water problems. Most houses in Kibera don’t have bathrooms and toilets so we decided to have water tanks installed so as to improve the health of the community and to do away with waterborne diseases and typhoid. to improve the sanitation.


Our project has not yet achieved since we have not yet bring the water to the 2 water points of our project after completion we will create employments to fifteen youths in cleaning services and education. After the water reaches at the centre.


Kibera watercan project believes that we are at the right track of environmental conservation by fighting typhoid, malaria and flying toilets. We believe that since we have started the project we will get to know the challenges and having taught on how to handle them we believe that through your commitment we will make it a success.

Installation of new water tank, KiberaInstallation of new water tank, Kibera


The Kibera Watercan Project would like to thank APE so much for your offer of financial support. This will enable us in purchasing materials and supplies to help us install the water tanks and build toilets in Kibera, and so to improve the water and sanitation in the area. We would like to thank you for your support and we look forward to developing our work on water resilience through the Kibera Watercan Project.

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