Misuuni, Kenya

The Need: Potable Water 

Like the millions of people in Sub-Sahara Africa without adequate water supply, people in the village of Misuuni struggle on a daily basis to meet their basic needs. The burden of hauling water – water often laden with illness-causing contaminants – falls to women and children who may spend nearly half their day with this job. The time spent hauling water detracts from the time women could be performing income-generating work and puts them at increased risk of assault. The time children spend hauling water detracts from the time they could spend in school. The rates of water-borne illness are high. 


Left - Children at the Misuuni Primary School line up for drinking water.  The supply is insufficient and unsanitary. (Jan. 2017, EWB-NY)




Right – Children haul water from a surface impoundment to their household.  Supply is unsanitary and can dry up for part of the year (Jan. 2017, EWB-NY)

Current Status of the Project

  • Assessment Trip (complete)
  • Hydrogeological Study (complete)
  • Alternatives Analysis (underway)
  • Design for school rainwater harvesting improvements (underway)

Team Needs

  • Web & IT support
  • Marketing and fundraising
  • CAD operator 
  • Agronomics expert with East Africa experience


Want to get involved? Email us! misuuni@ewbny.org

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  • followed this page 2016-04-12 20:03:13 -0400
  • commented 2016-02-03 19:29:24 -0500
    Yes! It is so good to hear from you on the new site. It was great to meet the Misuuni Water Committee and start this project moving.

  • commented 2016-01-27 04:14:52 -0500
    fantastic, as the chairperson of this project here in Kenya, I welcome you to join hands together and make this project a success.
    thank you