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Dettol maker funds water projects in slums

About 10,000 households in informal settlements and rural areas will benefit

In Summary

• It set aside Sh70m to enable affordable financing for water and sanitation solutions 

KWFT managing director Mwangi Githaiga, GM Juliana Wanjiru and Water.Org Africa regional director Francis Musingunzi
KWFT managing director Mwangi Githaiga, GM Juliana Wanjiru and Water.Org Africa regional director Francis Musingunzi
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Reckitt Benckiser, the makers of Dettol, and Water.org hosted a Global Handwashing Day roundtable at KICC, Nairobi on Thursday.

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) Group advanced Sh70 million towards providing Kenyan households with access to clean water as the first line of defence against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The funds, drawn from RB’s savings from its travel budget, will be provided to Water.org, which they will use to enable affordable financing for water and sanitation solutions to about 10,000 households in informal settlements and rural areas.

Health special programmes director Kepha Ombacho and RB Africa Expansion head of marketing Treza Kinoru
Health special programmes director Kepha Ombacho and RB Africa Expansion head of marketing Treza Kinoru
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Kinderstart School teacher Florence Maura, KWFT general manager Charity Kabiru and microfinance director George Kinyanjui
Kinderstart School teacher Florence Maura, KWFT general manager Charity Kabiru and microfinance director George Kinyanjui
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Water.org senior programmes manager Antony Githinji and programmes manager Mary Ngunjiri
Water.org senior programmes manager Antony Githinji and programmes manager Mary Ngunjiri
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Sort Consultant change management expert Elizebeth Were and Water.org auditor Alice Maina
Sort Consultant change management expert Elizebeth Were and Water.org auditor Alice Maina
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Global health advocate Margaret Odhiambo and Garden of Hope Foundation co-founder Victor Odhiambo
Global health advocate Margaret Odhiambo and Garden of Hope Foundation co-founder Victor Odhiambo
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Daraja Plus account director Mohammed Abubakar and account manager Bakhita Njoki
Daraja Plus account director Mohammed Abubakar and account manager Bakhita Njoki
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