SWIFT Story of Sustainable Change: Bringing sustainable sanitation to communities in Kakuma, Kenya

Publication date

01 Apr 2016

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In the past, residents of Morung'ole in Kakuma, Turkana, in northern Kenya, had no access to sanitation and would defecate in the bush. This caused fear and shame among women in particular, and illnesses such as diarrhoea and cholera were common.

Under the SWIFT programme, Oxfam has been implementing the government-approved Community-Led Total Sanitation approach in Morung'ole, and many residents have built their own latrines as a result.

Find out how Oxfam modified the CLTS approach to overcome challenges such as poor soil formation, flooding and the unsustainable use of timber, and how the Turkana County government has given its full support to the changes.