Language: English, Kiswahili
Population: 45 million
Plan International has worked in Kenya since 1982, helping poor children access their rights to health, education, sanitation and protection. Today, more than 800,000 people in community-based organizations and children’s clubs, as well as farmers, youth and women’s groups benefit from our work. Through our work, Plan International strives to reduce poverty, raise children’s voices, support orphans and vulnerable children, and attend to those with special needs.
Currently Plan International is working with communities to stop open defecation, which threatens people’s health and environment. We are using a Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach, which relies on community support, focuses on behaviour change, and eliminates the need for subsidies to improve hygiene. This initiative started in Kilifi, where over 3,000 latrines have been built.