Kooi, Kenya

Kooi, a community outside of Nairobi, Kenya, currently has a population of about 3,000 people who are collecting their water from an open dam that is highly contaminated, causing high rates of illness within the community. The next closest source of water is more than 5 kilometers away.

Well Aware's Project Manager, Mike Mutuku, grew up in Kooi. Although he no longer lives there, he is passionate about bringing water to his home community.

Well Aware plans to complete a new water project in Kooi in 2021.

Population Impacted: 3,000