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Water Tanks


Following a needs assessment carried out in 2012, one of the challenges that the families within Tharaka faced was water borne diseases and this was attributed to lack of water storage facilities coupled with other hygiene factors, in a few home situation children were forced to go to the nearby water point before going to school to get water and, other children go to school without taking a simple bath due to lack of water.


To address this WU embarked on a process of giving a 460 litres water tank to every child, the benefits have stretched from families having enough space to store water for domestic use but also for other purpose like small kitchen farming. Through the issuance of the tanks tapping of rainfall water is now a reality.  Having water at the house has helped to create time for doing other productive work around the house and in the community,as parents nowadays are not having to run to the watering points as often to fetch this precious commodity.


During the recent visit by SONshine Club Kenya Project, water tanks already issued through the programme came in handy in storing water for the houses they were constructing.