Mtito Andei is a hot and dusty community out in the middle of nowhere. In Southern Kenya, it is situated alongside the Mombassa Highway, the main thoroughfare between Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombassa. The people here are poor. It is a privilege to go to school. An education gives a chance to climb out of poverty.
Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, and typhoid. It is responsible for over 485,000 diarrheal deaths each year. Learning about safe water is the first step in climbing the developmental ladder. World Vision saw the need and teamed up with Lifewater International to begin WASH in School programs in needly communities across Kenya. Through these Water, Sanitation and Hygiene classes in schools, students learn about safe water and the transmission of disease.