Sondu Water Enterprise Program
In partnership with the Sondu community members, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water, Siemens Stiftung and Skyjuice Foundation, SWAP established the Sondu Water Enterprise which was formally launched in July 2016. Community health promoters were trained on safe water systems and they assisted to mobilize the communities, while they promote and sell household water treatment products and soaps.
The main objective of the Safe Water Enterprise, is to increase access to clean and safe drinking water and sanitation for the community. The enterprise is managed by a local water operator and is run under the supervision and guidance of SWAP.
The site provides also public toilet services and some social marketing of Sato Toilets and other health products. It is now fully sustainable and managed by the local water committee.
SWAP was provided the sky-hydrant filtration unit by Sky-juice Foundation and an initial start-up budget and technical support from Siemens Stiftung to launch the enterprise. Major improvements and ongoing operational costs have been done to the water Kiosk through the global giving funding. In 2022 the water enterprise was successfully handed over to the community to continue operating under supervision of the County Government.