50% of Kenyans live in poverty.
Only 57 percent of the rural population in Kenya has access to an improved drinking water source. The little water that is available is contaminated and unsafe. Women spend up to 4 hours a day collecting water, preventing them from taking up income generating activities, or in the case of girls, prevents them from attending school.
80% of households do not have latrines. Pit latrines are common and some latrines overflow often when it rains. There are very few open areas to dump waste from full latrines. In the past few years there have been multiple cholera outbreaks.
The good news is that Water.org is working to bring water to Kenyans by offering programs that make water and sanitation access possible and affordable.
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