School toilets in rural Kenya
To change the miserable situation of school toilets and make safe sanitation accessible, a group of well wishers from Bielefeld has founded a non-profit organization, the Hand of Progress e.V.
We want to break the vicious cycle of diseases caused by poor sanitation, get rid of the awful latrine odours in school compounds and improve children's wellbeing by building new sanitation facilities in Mukuyu schools, Kitale, Kenya. This is being done on the basis of Christian principles. Why?
Currently, about 2000 learners have to share a few unsafe latrine toilets. There is no running water and no way of washing hands. This leads to poor hygiene and often to diseases. The stinking latrine smell is unbearable.
1. Construction of school sanitation facilities
2. Collection of fresh water from wells and rainwater
3. Planning and construction of a wastewater disposal plant
How can you support us? To promote health, performance and provide a more decent environment for schoolchildren, make a donation and support the ongoing construction of the sanitary facilities.
Become a sponsoring member or help us with donations in kind on site. Our long term goal is to improve the local sanitation infrastructure. Constructing sanitary facilities is the first of many steps towards achieving this goal.