In each day 1,000 children die from illnesses like diarrhea, dysentery,
and cholera caused by dirty water and unhygienic living conditions. We cant develop our communities
without tackling the waterborne diseases that contribute to ailments.
As part of an integrated approach to fighting hunger, we bring safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services to communities in need all over Isiolo County. By 2018 Caritas Isiolo has reached over 50,000 individuals under this intervention in the County.
We improve access to water through the installation of storage tanks and reservoirs. Where water is scarce or unsafe, we drill and decontaminate wells, install hand-pumps, protect natural springs, tap aquifers, rehabilitate damaged infrastructure, and pipe water into hard-to-reach villages and health centers..
To prevent outbreaks of disease during a crisis, our teams distribute hygiene kits and build latrines and hand-washing stations. In communities at risk, we construct water filters made from basic materials and teach healthy practices like hand-washing, cooking with clean utensils, and drawing water from protected sources.
Our commitment to community participation ensures long-term capacity: we train community-based water committees to manage their water and sanitation infrastructure themselves and organize village health teams to model good sanitation and hygiene practices for their communities long after we leave an area.