This project supports young people to set up and run their own viable recycling, and water and sanitation enterprises. The project activities will create jobs whilst simultaneously improving the living conditions of thousands of slum dwellers. Building on the success of the first two years of this innovative project, activities will continue in the Mukuru and Korogocho slums of Nairobi. A bio-sanitation centre will also be built in Kibera slum.
Oxfam has been working in Kenya since 1963, addressing both humanitarian needs as well as long term solutions to poverty. Working with established partners2, this project will enable communities to access vital water, sanitation and waste collection services at the same time as providing sustainable solutions to reduce urban poverty.
- Expand secure employment and income generating opportunities for youth groups, through supporting recycling enterprises and providing low-cost water and sanitation services to communities.
- Improve community hygiene, reduce waterborne disease rates, and tackle the problem of waste.
- Reduce the costs of basic water and sanitation services for poor people.