Six water service providers in Kenya, supported by SNV have improved their service delivery to provide 180,000 people with improved water supply services and 150,000 people with improved sanitation services. This steady progress comes also with improved focus on underserved poor and vulnerable groups, including school children.
SNV spearheaded an innovative co-management model in Kenya that has seen communities and local authorities share from revenues from livestock sales. Communities use the money for infrastructure investments. So far, 22 markets have adopted the model. Read more
SNV has been supporting pastoralist women from Isiolo, Kenya, to set up a cooperative society, so that they can better access the market. Improvements have included negotiation on transport of approx 5,000 litres/day, better hygiene, a safer payment system by using banking by mobile phone and identification of new markets (including a potential link to a processor). Read more
SNV is supporting Kenyan dairy cooperatives with an outreach of over 40,000 farmers in business planning, investment planning, operations, IT systems as well as improving farm productivity and strengthening governance. The improved efficiency has led an extra 30% increase in payment to farmers while productivity has improved by 20%.
Through a collaborative effort of UNICEF, the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, and SNV in Kenya, 457,716 people benefited from a rural sanitation programme that saw 976 villages in the country declared Open Defecation Free.
As of December 2011, 3400 biogas digesters had been constructed under the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme. In addition, the sector has created direct employment to more than 400 youth, 28 of them being female. Several others provide unskilled labour. The average earnings to date in the sector are at more than Euro 450,000 for labour charges alone.