CLEAN WATER KENYA

Ligonier, PA   |  www.cleanwaterkenya.com

Mission

The mission of Clean Water Kenya is to supply Portable Biological Water Filtration Systems and Rain Barrels to rural communities and villages in Kenya for the purpose of eradicating waterborne disease. We work primarily in the Rift Valley of Kenya in Kajaido County, a semi-arid region, and northeastern Kenya.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder/Vice-President

Kenneth Clark

President

Jeff Rock

Main address

PO Box 861

Ligonier, PA 15658 USA

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EIN

47-5665263

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem of contaminated water in the Rift Valley of Kenya and rural northeast Kenya is extreme. Not only is a five year drought adversely affecting the local population's health and well-being, the main source of drinking and cooking water in these areas are watering holes. Diseases from animal waste such as cholera, typhoid, E.coli, giardia and dysentery, as well as others, are rampant within the general rural populations we serve due to the contaminated water. Our filters are helping to eradicate these waterborne diseases and the resultant diarrhea rate is down to 45%.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Portable Water Filtration Systems

We provide locally manufactured portable biological water filtration systems using colloidal silver-infused ceramic pot technology (www.chujioceramics.com).
We also participated in Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico in 2017 after Hurricane Maria hit.

Population(s) Served
Families
Indigenous peoples

Rain Barrels are used for storing rainwater harvested from the roofs of huts during the rainy season and water is stored for later use during drought conditions.

Population(s) Served
Families
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Indigenous peoples, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Portable Water Filtration Systems

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number is based on the 209 Maasai and Kampo villages, 2 rural clinics, 1 hospital, 3 schools and 7 Puerto Rican towns that have received our Portable Filtration Systems and Rain Barrels.

Gallons of water saved over due to the organization's services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Indigenous peoples, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Portable Water Filtration Systems

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This estimate is based on 209 villages, 1 hospital, 3 schools, 2 rural clinics and 7 Puerto Rican towns filtering a low average of 10 gallons per day for 365 days.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Clean Water Kenya aims to eradicate the diseases associated with the polluted water the Maasai and Kampo population consumes. We believe this can be done over time with the introduction and implementation of our Portable Biological Water Filtration Systems and Rainwater Collection Barrels.

Clean Water Kenya works closely with 2 rural clinics in the Northeastern Rift Valley as well as 2 women's groups, a church and doctor in the northeastern Karanga region of Kenya near Mwingi.
Our contacts invite village leaders to attend a seminar and learn how to construct, use and maintain our Filtration Systems. We also teach a basic course lesson on hygiene, waste management and sanitation.
Clean Water Kenya holds these seminars in the general geographical area where the villages are located.
Follow-up documentation is done by a Field Coordinator every few months and reports are emailed to our Pennsylvania headquarters where they are reviewed and discussed and alternative strategies are offered to further increase the effectiveness of the project.

Ken Clark, the Founder of Clean Water Kenya, travels to Kenya every 6 months to hold teaching seminars and to document first-hand the effectiveness of the project.
Our Field Coordinators meet with Mr. Clark in Nairobi and discuss the project's effectiveness, any improvements needed and future goals during the Seminar Follow-up Meeting.
Every few months our Volunteer Field Coordinators document the villages we have supplied for health improvements, filter maintenance and replacement, if necessary.

So far Clean Water Kenya has supplied 209 villages, 3 rural clinics, 1 small hospital, 4 volunteer families and 12school with our Filter Systems. Reports from these entities show village health is increasing in every area.
There are thousands of villages in the areas in which we work. Population is in the hundreds of thousands. The need is immense, the solution is simple and the implementation is long-term.
We have much work to do and few funds to do it. Bringing clean disease-free drinking water to the Maasai and Kampo People is Priority One for Clean Water Kenya. Funding needs to do this are a close second.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Recently we returned to the Rift Valley from splitting our resources between Northeastern Kenya and the Rift Valley because or In-Country Coordinator indicated that we have met our goals for that particular area and that the greater need now is to focus solely on the Rift Valley as per our Mission Statement.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CLEAN WATER KENYA

Board of directors
as of 2/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeff Rock

Clean Water kenya

Term: 2021 - 2021

Kenneth Clark

Jeff Rock

David Kindl

Mark Kimata

Amber Clark-Ortiz

Judy Clark

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/04/2019

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.