Limited access to safe water and electricity have strong connections to socio-economic challenges that prevent people from rising out of poverty. In Kenya, almost 19 million people live without access to safe water at home and only 27% of the population have access to the electrical grid. This means that the majority of the population is dependent on firewood or charcoal to boil water for drinking and to heat water for hygiene and cooking. This is both time-consuming and expensive for families living on scarce resources, and in addition it raises greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation.
To reduce emissions and strengthen local resilience while improving families’ health and socio-economic conditions, we work with a local organization – International Aid Service in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. Since 2017, our climate project partnerships have improved living conditions for more than 40,000 people, while also cutting emissions and saving trees.
Solvatten supports both the companies and organizations who are dedicated to reducing and mitigating their emissions, and the families most vulnerable to the climate crisis. The Climate Project in Kenya is conducted in close cooperation with local-district government in the Kenya Department of Health and Environment, and the carbon credits generated are verified by third party. Read more about how we measure the impact of Solvatten here.