Clean water and sanitation in Kibera AfricaMarch 9, 2022
As a result of our commitment to the UN Global Compact, we have, among other things, worked with the Sustainable Development Goal No. 6 Clean water and Sanitation. In 2021, 785 million people did not have access to clean water. The ambition is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.
Why Sustainable Development Goal No. 6?
We have several customers in Africa and first visited the Kibera Town Center and Human Needs Project (HNP) in 2015 in connection with an installation job. Human Needs Project builds infrastructure for opportunity and the organization’s work made a great impression on us. We have since supported HNP with various used AV equipment for education and information of the population.
Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya is Africa’s largest urban slum.
Human Needs Project in Africa
Human Needs Project’s objective is to provide basic services (clean water, sanitation and energy) and empowerment services (business skills training etc. ) to slums around the world through the creation of replicable, self-sustaining Town Centres. The first Town Centre opened in Kibera in 2014.
HNP is ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for people in Kibera and its 1,000-foot well generates 40,000 liters per hour of clean water.
Traditionally, HNP has charged a minimal amount to the community to ensure financial sustainability of their water and basic services. Now, given the extraordinary circumstances they have continued to face with COVID over the past 2 years, they are sometimes obliged to provide their life-saving services to the immediate community free of charge Since announcing free essential services to the community, there has been a significant increase in the number of WASH customers at Kibera Town Center as well as neighboring institutions and businesses leading to an increase in daily volumes of filtered water as well as a tenfold increase in the use of toilets and showers required to satisfy this growing demand.
AV-Huset is, therefore, making a donation to maintain the toilet, shower, wastewater management system and water point facilities which have come under enormous strain over the last 2 years. This way, HNP will be able to continue to offer these vital services to the 16,000 households in their impact area.
- Fixing of shower heads and taps as well as water point meters
- Retiling sections of the toilets and showers which have been damaged
- Maintenance of sections of waste water management system (e.g. underground wastewater collection chambers)
- Procurement of various specialized plumbing tools for the Maintenance Team
We will soon submit our annual report to the UN with highlights of our work with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. So learn more and keep an eye on our website.
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