Carbon for Water

Access to Safe Water for Over 4 million People in Kenya

In April and May of 2011, Vestergaard distributed 877,505 LifeStraw® Family water filters to approximately 91% of all households in the Western Province of Kenya. This ten-year programme, called “Carbon for Water,” is providing more than 4 million residents with the ability to safely treat their water at the home. The programme has 46 full time staff in the programme region and makes use of a network of over 1,500 volunteers that provide on-going education and training in households. The programme was solely funded by Vestergaard and implemented in partnership with the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and through collaborations with several other ministries including the Ministry of Education and the National Environment Management Authority.