Community Based Natural Resource Management

Solvatten containers are used to purify raw water, so as to make it safe for consumption. In Tharaka Nithi, Tana River and Wajir Counties, the communities draw water directly from rivers, shallow wells, earth dams and streams which is not safe for drinking.

This has led to a lot of cases of water related illnesses and outbreaks e.g cholera. This containers come in handy as they ensure households are able to have safe drinking water.

Beneficiaries holding their containers

The Solvatten container uses UV sun rays that heat the water and purifies it making it safe for consumption. It has a carrying capacity of 10 litres which it can boil & purify in about 3hrs under the hot sun. On average 2 rounds a day providing 20 litres of safe purified drinking water.

IAS K has distributed over 5000 units as of May, 2020. The project is still ongoing and more partnership is expected with Solvatten Sweden.

“Because no matter who we are or where we come from, we’re all entitled to the basic human rights of clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and healthy land to call home..”

— Martin Luther King III

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