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Water Kiosks At School

A school-based and students-managed business designed to sell clean tap water to community residents at an affordable price; a sustainable business model that pre-finances a community school in order to set up an on-site water kiosk with specially designed and sustainable products.

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PROJECTS

95,666

OVERALL BENEFICIARIES

2

COUNTRIES

8,401

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

87,265

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

43

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

Bikombe Primary School is one of the oldest public schools in Muhanga. It is located and serves communities on the foothills of Ndiza in the Kiyumba sector.

The water shortage is a big problem for the school and the entire surrounding community. There is no piped water at this school or in the surrounding communities. Students and community residents have no clean drinking water and go to fetch it in the swamps, which are about 4 km away. Deploying a water kiosk at this far-flung and isolated school has a big impact on the school and neighboring communities.

3950

Beneficiaries

Bikombe Primary School

COUNTRY

Rwanda

STATUS

Ongoing

YEAR

2023

LOCATION

Muhanga - Kiyumba

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

450

FUNDING AGENCY

ITF

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

3500

The school is located at Makongeni estate in Makadara ward,along Vijana Road, approximately 150 meters from Jogoo road junction in Nairobi County. It began in 2012, to improve the Education system in the area. It is registered as a community school, meaning it’s neither private nor public school. It strives
to offer quality education for every child. The school serves the community and the neighboring estates.
The school has a 6,000liter water capacity tank filled with a water bowser which is filled up on a monthly basis.   About 35,000 people live in the Makongeni community and all of them have no access to clean drinking tap water close to their homes at an affordable price. Makongeni estate was built for rail workers in the mid-20th century as a temporary housing of African bachelors working for east African Railways &
harbors. It was never designed for a family set up but upon the railways management exit, people kept occupying the houses and inherited them to their descendants. Their inability to pay water supply led to complete disconnection of the water pipeline around the community, forcing the residents to buy
water from water vendors or from neighboring communities wells. The water vendors/bowsers get their water from Shaurimoyo, Jogoo road and South C from subsequent refill stations. The nearest refill station is in Shaurimoyo which is approximately 10 Kms away. A common challenge faced is accidents that arise while the mkokoteni riders are crossing the highway to access the water source. In most cases you will find that the water at the station is sold at a low rate, but since it’s quite a distance the price is usually tripled, and they also include transportation charges. This effect is experienced by most consumers, who must buy water on the regular.

35316

Beneficiaries

Patriana Education Center

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Ongoing

YEAR

2022 - 2023

LOCATION

Nairobi - Makongeni

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

316

FUNDING AGENCY

GDN-MIDP award

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

35000

Prior to the construction of a Water Kiosk at School at Peresten, the school depended on one water source - Kang’aanga tank - which is located about 2.7 kilometers away. This tank is the main water source serving the Cheptais area, which has about 10,000 community residents. However, community residents can only access it for a regulated period of time. Due to the limited water supply at the tank, they are not able to fetch water beyond 12noon for rationing purposes. The water pump switches off at 12noon until the next day. Therefore, students have to walk to and from the water source, competing with other community residents to fetch water and carry it on their heads or backs, thereby exposing them to a multitude of dangers.

Aside from the water problem, the school faces a number of other challenges, such as a lack of adequate classroom facilities to accommodate all of their students, in addition to a lack of proper toilet and other hygiene facilities, particularly for male students at the school. The previous toilet facility collapsed, leading to the current male student body sharing toilets with the teachers. Therefore, the funds generated from the newly constructed water kiosk will be beneficial in helping them fund the construction and maintenance of essential school facilities.

During the signing of the agreement conducted in February 2020, members of the community and the school were briefed on how the water kiosk is expected to be run sustainably with a core emphasis on accountability, with respect to the collection of generated income and proper maintenance of the kiosk so that it serves the community for many years to come.

365

Beneficiaries

Peresten ACK Primary School

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Completed

YEAR

2020

LOCATION

Bungoma - Cheptais

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

350

FUNDING AGENCY

Endelmol Shine Group

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

15

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

N/A

Prior to the construction of a Water Kiosk at School at Kamaata, the school depended on one water source - Kang’aanga tank - which is located about 2.7 kilometers away. This tank is the main water source serving the Cheptais area, which has about 10,000 community residents. However, community residents can only access it for a regulated period of time. Due to the limited water supply at the tank, they are not able to fetch water beyond 12noon for rationing purposes. The water pump switches off at 12noon until the next day. Therefore, students have to walk to and from the water source, competing with other community residents to fetch water and carry it on their heads or backs, thereby exposing them to a multitude of dangers. The water kiosk has relieved the school of the cost of buying water and presents a source of clean and accessible drinking water.

190

Beneficiaries

Kamaata SA Primary School

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Completed

YEAR

2020

LOCATION

Bungoma - Cheptais

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

180

FUNDING AGENCY

Endelmol Shine Group

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

10

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

N/A

N/A

904

Beneficiaries

Rutarabana Primary School

COUNTRY

Rwanda

STATUS

Defaulted

YEAR

2020

LOCATION

Muhanga - Kirebe

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

604

FUNDING AGENCY

Endelmol Shine Group

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

300

The water kiosk at school ensured that:
• 783 water bottles were given to the school and community members.
•The water kiosk serves approximately 536 students and 878 community residents.

The project was concluded in February 2020. Due to the Corona pandemic, schools in Rwanda were shut down before ITF was able to officially hand over the keys to the Water kiosk and give the school the mandate to run it. The project was, however, successful, and the community was able to access water from it.

1414

Beneficiaries

Munini Primary School

COUNTRY

Rwanda

STATUS

Completed

YEAR

2019

LOCATION

Muhanga - Nyangoma

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

536

FUNDING AGENCY

ITF

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

878

Through the support from Jewish Helping Hands on June 19, 2019, Kajiei Mixed Secondary School launched its first Water kiosk at school, which serves Kajiei Primary School, a dispensary, and St. Agnes Catholic Church. An abandoned borehole at Kajiei Primary School had not been operational for close to two years because the community did not have the resources to revive the project. The community was dependent on a seasonal swamp, which did not meet the water demands of the whole community. The students from Kajiei Mixed Secondary School had to occasionally interrupt their school program to go long distances to fetch water, exposing them to insecurities. The school administration had sought to buy water to cater for the boarding section and school feeding program, as they were spending close to Kshs 15,000 on a weekly basis. During the launch, training was conducted for some students and teachers on how to record the water sales at the kiosk. 720 re-usable water bottles were distributed to the secondary and primary schools. The water kiosk provides clean tap water to 1000 students and 2000 community residents.

3000

Beneficiaries

Kajiei Primary School

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Completed

YEAR

2019

LOCATION

Homabay - Kendu Bay

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

1000

FUNDING AGENCY

Jewish Helping Hands

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

2000

In 2018, the first water kiosk at school in Rwanda was launched at Rubugurizo Primary school located in the Shyogwe area of Muhanga district. A Join the Pipe water kiosk and tap station was set up at the school, and it included a donation of 650 water bottles for the school children. The project currently serves 650 students at the school and 2,500 community residents.

3150

Beneficiaries

Rubugurizo Primary School

COUNTRY

Rwanda

STATUS

Completed

YEAR

2018

LOCATION

Muhanga - Shyogwe

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

650

FUNDING AGENCY

The Spindle award

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

2500

The school was built by the Norwegian government under church sponsorship in 1982. It was started the same year as a church nursery but later grew into a big school, expanding from 1 classroom with 40 pupils and 2 teachers to 12 classrooms with 477 pupils and 18 teachers.

Through a collaboration with Imani Initiative Group, located in Oyugis, ITF was able to sign up Agawo Primary School for the JTP Water kiosk. The school faces a severe water problem since it relies on rainwater from roofs channeled into storage tanks that are not well maintained. The nearest stream is 2.5 to 3 kilometers away, and the water there is dirty and untreated. The school has 477 pupils, who previously had to fetch water every morning and evening from the stream, both for use at school and for home use.

2477

Beneficiaries

Agawo Primary School

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Completed

YEAR

2017

LOCATION

Homabay - Oyugis

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

477

FUNDING AGENCY

Slovak Aid Grant

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

18

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

2000

Cheptais SDA Primary School is located in Mount Elgon, Bungoma County. The 946 pupils in the school face several challenges, for instance, the classrooms, toilets, and urinal pits are not sufficient for the school's population. A Join the Pipe tap station was set up at Cheptais SDA Primary School in March, inclusive of a 5000-liter water tank and a donation of 100 water bottles for the school kids which improved WASH facilities.

946

Beneficiaries

Cheptais SDA Primary school

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Completed

YEAR

2015

LOCATION

Bungoma - Cheptais

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

946

FUNDING AGENCY

Join the Pipe Foundation

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

N/A

In collaboration with Rang'ala sub-location administration and Simerro Youth Group, a community-based group operating in Rang'ala sub-location in Ugunja, Siaya County, Kenya, which was formed and formalized in 2002 as a self-help group registered under the Ministry of Gender and Social Services a water kiosk water kiosk was built at Simerro Market Center and a water station at Rangala Center. The group seeks to improve the living standards of marginalized and poor people in society, including people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, orphans, and the vulnerable. The group is composed of subgroups that are members of the community in the three locations. The group management is composed of community members and the local administration. The group has been taking part in teaching the community how to access safe drinking water. The Simerro Youth Group therefore partnered with ITF to construct a water kiosk

Community

Beneficiaries

Rang'ala Centre (Shop)

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Completed

YEAR

2014

LOCATION

Siaya - Rang'ala

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

N/A

FUNDING AGENCY

Join the Pipe Foundation

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

N/A

In collaboration with Rangala sub-location administration and Simerro Youth Group, a community-based group operating in Rangala sub-location in Ugunja, Siaya County, Kenya, which was formed and formalized in 2002 as a self-help group registered under the Ministry of Gender and Social Services a water kiosk water kiosk was built at Simerro Market Center and a water station at Rangala Center. The group seeks to improve the living standards of marginalized and poor people in society, including people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, orphans, and the vulnerable. The group is composed of subgroups that are members of the community in the three locations. The group management is composed of community members and the local administration. The group has been taking part in teaching the community how to access safe drinking water.

Community

Beneficiaries

Simerro Market Centre

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Completed

YEAR

2014

LOCATION

Siaya - Simerro

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

N/A

FUNDING AGENCY

Join the Pipe Foundation

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

N/A

Brighter Kenya School was started in early 2008 as an informal school in Soweto slums and is dedicated to working with poor and vulnerable children, families, and their communities to create the infrastructure and policies for them to access education facilities in their respective localities and to help find durable ways to alleviate poverty. Through such assistance, the school has seen tremendous success in reaching a greater part of the community, especially women and children, and accessing the most important aspect of their future wellbeing through education. The school has a population of 125 children who are from the Soweto slum. The school is founded in service to communities and carries out programs that are intended to improve the living standards and livelihood security of individuals and communities, thus helping the children and their families to break from poverty.

The Water Kiosk Project creates a podium for children from poor families and communities to be fully enriched health-wise by the project since most people and families in Soweto and in the learning center are suffering from using water that is not well treated or that is unfit for human consumption in their homes. Most of the inhabitants of Soweto slums are faced with numerous waterborne diseases, which subsequently culminate in contemptible loss of life. The kiosk was intended to reach over 300,000 households. However, the school administration was not able to materialize, as after receiving the second and final kiosk construction funding, it went missing without reason.

125

Beneficiaries

Brighter Kenya School

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Defaulted

YEAR

2014

LOCATION

Nairobi - Kayole

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

125

FUNDING AGENCY

Join the Pipe Foundation

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

N/A

Jan-Kean Progressive School is a community-based school located in Matopeni Slum (Kayole, Nairobi). The school opened its doors to the less fortunate pupils of Kayole and Matopeni areas of Embakasi in 1996 and has 210 children. Jan-Kean Progressive School was selected to participate in the JTP project’s first microcredit project for a school with a sustainable business model. A water kiosk was built at the school (with a water storage tank and sanitation system upgrade), providing water to the school population and community residents at a very minimal and affordable price. The kiosk was opened on March 1, 2014. The kiosk enables financial, educational, and capacity development, improved sanitation and health, and socioeconomic opportunity for the school.

210

Beneficiaries

JanKean Progressive School

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Completed

YEAR

2014

LOCATION

Nairobi - Kayole

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

210

FUNDING AGENCY

Join the Pipe Foundation

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

N/A

Outering Education Center, also known as Outering High School, is a formal learning institution. The school is located in Kariobangi Light Industries, Kariobangi South, along Outering Road, opposite Pioneer Estate, was established in 2004 and duly registered in 2013 under Registration No. PR/S/1/2536/13 by the Ministry of Education and is since then an approved KCSE examination centre serving many schools within the locality.

Other services provided by the school include:
• Educate the less fortunate children to a higher level of learning.
• Bring quality services to children through behavior change communication (BCC)
• Bring orphans and vulnerable members of the community together for mutual support and participation.
• Promote African culture through drama and other related activities.

Outering High School students face the challenge of limited access to clean drinking water. The 201 students often have to walk long distances from the playing field with bottles in order to access clean water. The school’s water kiosk was built in December 2014 with the collaboration of Kariobangi South Youth Empowerment to serve the school and surrounding communities.

201

Beneficiaries

Outering High School

COUNTRY

Kenya

STATUS

Defaulted

YEAR

2014

LOCATION

Nairobi - Kariobangi South

STUDENT BENEFICIARIES

201

FUNDING AGENCY

Join the Pipe Foundation

TEACHER BENEFICIARIES

N/A

COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES

N/A

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