Where we work

AAHRED works among Kenyan communities. In north-western Kenya in particular, Uasin Gishu, Trans-nzoia ,Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, West Pokot and Turkana Counties with a combined population of about five million (5,000,000) people. About 50% of this population is facing dire shortage of water that primarily traps them in a cycle of poverty, lack of education, malnutrition and diseases. A direct result of the situation is ignorance that frequently erupts in internecine fighting for the scare water sources.

Water-borne diseases such as malaria, intestinal worms (Schistosomiasis), dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera, diarrhea, eye infections and skin diseases, not to mention hunger and starvation have all contributed significantly to ill-health among these communities.

The water crisis and climate change contributes largely to negative ripple effects across these counties which has a knock-over effect on agriculture and livestock herding, farming, forest cover, water ecosystems leading to loss in livelihoods. Frequent and prolonged droughts and diminishing water resources, floods/flash floods and landslides, environmental degradation and habitat destruction, resurgence of pests and diseases, loss of biodiversity and severe famine and hunger is prevalent in these areas.

Now more than ever access to safe water is critical to the health of families in Kenya so they can prepare and protect themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic and other diseases that continue to plague residents in rural areas and informal set-up.