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Promote access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation for the population of divizione Karungu.


Initiative timeframe: 2013/2017

Total initiative costs

€ 987,811.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 987,811.0

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 11.11.2015


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Karungu district, Migori County, Kenya

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The initiative is implemented by the Italian NGO Salute e Sviluppo (SeS). The action consists in the creation of a water distribution system that meets the demand of clean water for the beneficiaries of the action. In addition to this, the initiative aims to create a number of public latrines in order to respond to the actual sanitation emergency of the area, affected by an epidemic of cholera in Kenya in February 2015. Specifically, the project will create a pumping station from Lake Victoria, a treatment plant, a 6 kilometres pipeline, 7 kiosks for water distribution, 5 standpipes inside 5 schools and 28 latrines. The broad range of institutional and popular participation that the initiative has had so far, will ensure a local ownership. Moreover, the joint use of Ozone for depuration, a Slow Sand Filter and Solar Energy, will provide the initiative with a innovative value and a high replicability. read more close

Main outcome

Creation of a water distribution system for the provision of drinkable water.

Initiative data

Initiative number 010158
Purpose Basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority St. Camillus Mission Hospital
Representative -
Other financiers SALUTE E SVILUPPO, SeS: 401020.0


The people of Karungu, Sori and part of Gunga village, that is to say 15000 persons directly involved in the distribution of drinkable water; 1400 pupils of schools in Karungu, Sori e gunga; about 2000 daily users for the public latrines. The aqueduct and the kiosks built by SeS can deliver up to 4000 jerrycans of 20 litres per day, with a potential capacity to serve 40000 people with two litres a day of potable water per person. The distribution system as it is conceived can be expanded and feed up to 10 kiosks."

The relative isolation of Karungu and its remoteness from cities of bigger size, has had a significant impact on the logistics of the project and therefore on its ability in purchasing materials and special hydraulic trims.

This event has certainly affected and increased the construction costs.

Actions taken

The project has benefited since its early stages of a truly remarkable degree of participation at all levels, so that the local and regional institutions have contributed in material and financial terms to the action, thus making possible to save resources in favor of an increased quality of the work. The local committee and its executive board were also promoters of a continued debate on the best opportunities to follow, thus taking the ownership of the good performance of the work.