Solvatten building resilience in Tharaka
story Thursday, March 2, 2017
This Solvatten project is being implemented in Tharaka in the north east of Kenya. Tharaka is a semi-arid region where people suffers from a high prevalence of waterborne diseases. About 80% of the population in this county depends on farming and these households are vulnerable due to their dependence on natural resources, particularly water and pasture for their survival. The project is assisting the community in Tharaka North and Nithi County, which consists of approximately 420,000 people. The target population will be from 2 villages, namely; Maragwa and Kamwathu.
We work in cooperation with IAS, an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO)running programs in over 10 countries in primarily Horn of Africa /Eastern Africa. The Solvatten units are distributed in parallel of a broader Resilience building project (funded by SIDA) intending to mitigate the negative effects of climate change through promotion of rainwater harvesting techniques, such as water pans and roof catchments, and improved farming methods.