Household air pollution is high due to burning of traditional fuels (kerosene and charcoal) for cooking and lighting having adverse health impacts. Use of these fuels produces high levels of smoke around the home with health-damaging pollutants. Thes... read more
#we can’t wait. With the world toilet day just around the corner, Umande Trust is busy deliberating on how to commemorate this well coveted global event here in Kenya. Community members from Mukuru and Kibera came together to share and explore on how t... read more
Umande’s Green School Initiative aims to improve the water, sanitation, and environment of schools through the implementation of bio-sanitation projects.
The “Promoting Eco-sanitation and Water Services in People’s Settlements in Kibera and Mukuru” project was a 3-year partnership venture between Umande Trust and WimmaLikkuta, both civil society organizations based in Kenya and Finland respectively.
Umande is currently involved in a project, Realizing the Right to Total Sanitation in Nakuru Low Income Settlements, in the Kaptembwo and Rhonda settlements.
One of Umande’s ongoing projects, the Urban Neighborhood Development Plans (URNEPs),is working to build the capacity of a number of urban poor communities so that they can participate in the planning and determination of development initiatives in the a... read more
Umande is currently in the planning stages of building a biogas and fertilizer plant in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi. This plant will harness biogas from the human waste collected at Umande’s biocenters around Kibera, as well as vegetabl... read more
This project, which is being implemented by Umande, serves to support women who live in informal settlements and are interested in public leadership. It focuses on increasing the number of women leaders in various political and social leadership positions... read more
Umande is currently supporting the Walk, Run, and Dance initiative, which enables youth in Kisumu, Nakuru, Nairobi, and Embu to work together and with local leaders to enact positive change in their communities.