Browsing: Africa’s water problems

Family Bank and Aqua sign an Sh350 million agreement to increase lending to water companies.

Because of this relationship, Family Bank’s MajiPlus lending facility, which offers adaptable financial solutions for microbusinesses, individuals, water service providers, and small and medium-sized businesses, will receive support.

In addition to this, Family Bank will give its customers training materials on how to provide finance for climate-resilient projects in the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector.

Pim van der Male, First Secretary for Food Security and Water at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, applauded the alliance. At the same time, he was present at the signing ceremony.

“For many years, the Dutch government has funded Aqua for All because it believes in Aqua for All’s holistic strategy to bridging service and financial gaps to speed access to safe water and good sanitation for all.”

I am pleased to note that the collaboration between Family Bank and Aqua for All is an example of this.…

A woman and her child fetching water from a swamp in Kikomera Biri village in Uganda. Communities have to also play a role in ensuring that their water rights are addressed.

Water-borne illnesses are often spread through contaminated drinking water systems. Most of the contaminants are faeces and urine of sick people and animals. Another contaminant is runoff from garbage sites, landfills, sewer pipes, septic systems and industrial and residential developments.
To fight the spread of water-borne diseases in Africa, all stakeholders have to institute better sanitation measures and provide drinking water, washing and bathing facilities that promote improved hygiene. Also, water should be kept separate from waste.
In addition, extensive education programmes could help ensure that residents are aware of the proper hygiene techniques to keep their water supplies safe.…