The Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP) is a non-governmental organization based in Western Kenya that engages HIV support and self-help groups to promote and sell water treatment and other health products as an income generating activity that also benefits the wider community.
It was officially registered in Kenya as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in June 2006, with a Board of directors. SWAP aims to improve the health and socio-economic status of Kenyan people through disease prevention and socio-economic empowerment of the target population. SWAP draws its capacity to do this from a pool of experienced and dedicated technical staff of trainers, Public Health experts, field officers, Research and administrative staff under the leadership of an able resource mobilizer and hands-on Country Director and a competent management committee. This is further strengthened through strong collaboration and technical Advice from CDC Atlanta.
SWAP has gained its valuable experience through partnership with other reputable local and international organizations including Centers for Diseases control and Prevention (CDC), CARE Kenya, government of Kenya line Ministry, WHO, World Bank, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, USAID, UNICEF, Rotary international, Red Cross and International Universities, Proctor and Gamble and Population Services International, Kenya for the implementation of various projects. The projects include Promotion and distribution of various safe water and health products, Microfinance, Orphan education, pottery, control of disease outbreaks and office-based bureau services.SWAP has a research department evaluating the health impact of various interventions.
SWAP is a member of HENNET, a National Network organization for Health NGO’s and FBO’s and is represented in its board of directors.