The water and health sector has the mandate to empower rural communities to access clean water, improve their sanitation and in a hygienic environment. This is to be achieved through training communities in development and management of water systems. The aim is to improve their health and therefore increased contribution to agriculture production.
Currently the sector is implementing a project known as Masinga and Matungulu Water, Sanitation and Health (MasMat – WASH) project. The project is funded by European Commission and implemented by SACDEP in collaboration with Plan – International Kenya ( Machakos Programme Unit).
The overall objective of the project facilitate communities in Masinga and Matungulu Districts, particularly children, youth, men and women realise their rights to safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation in a clean environment
The project aims at improving the access to safe drinking water, sanitation and improve hygiene practices of 180,000 people in 56 sub locations in Masinga and Matungulu Districts of Machakos County.