Savo Foundation Initiatives: Poverty Eradication


Our Objective

The organization's overall objective is to transform and impact lives of the community and society at large living in deplorable conditions in the informal settlements through offering sustainable and viable development services that aim to empower them on leadership towards becoming self dependence in all aspect of lives.

Eradicate Poverty & Hunger(End poverty in all its forms)


orphan and vulnerable children programSAVO foundation have been engaging with women groups and youth groups in order to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than 50 Ksh a day or none some time reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.

Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, and financial services, including microfinance.

Build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters and ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for most vulnerable people, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions by creating sound policy frameworks at the local and national based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies.

Priority actions on poverty eradication include:
  • Improving access to sustainable livelihoods opportunities
  • Progressively developing social protection systems to support others.
  • Empowering different skills of people living with poverty.
  • Addressing the disproportionate impact of poverty particularly on single women
  • Intensifying national cooperation for poverty eradication.

Availability and Sustainable Management of Resources.

Our priorities in Water, sanitation and hygiene

SAVO foundation works with school and communities to improve access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation and to raise awareness of the importance of hand washing and waste management. By working side by side with communities to build sustainable, community-managed water and sanitation services, SAVO foundation engages communities to incorporate good hygiene practices, including hand washing, sanitary toilet use and environmental cleanliness into their everyday lives. Improved sanitation facilities are one of the key methods for reducing stunting and improving the health of children and their families.

d level. SAVO foundation is also constructing toilets in schools within

From 2013 onwards, three villages and 21 school benefited and more than 3000 households (or approximately 3 villages.) This will ensure communities will have to know more about clean drinking water. Through SODIS method which solar disinfection which is the cheapest method for treating water at householKibera slum and launching Health Clubs that teach students the importance of washing their hands and preventing diseases.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are some of the most basic needs for human health and survival. WASH can also be crucial components in freeing people from poverty. Still, 1 out of 10 people do not have access to an improved source of drinking water and more people don’t have access to a hygienic means of basic sanitation. Our impact is the change our evidence creates in the Kibera. Our experience shows that when we work together with community leaders, we can ensure that the evidence we generate is put to use through better programs and policies for the poor.

Impact is why we do what we do? – to build a place with more evidence and less poverty, less diseases and les crimes

SAVO foundation has long understood the importance of WASH in the context of the services we provide. In fact, WASH solutions are typically included in a majority of SAVO’s development design projects and We have observed that based faith organizations and development organizations are increasingly engaging in holistic community WASH services in some villages within Kibera slum. This is a national effort to preserve and sustain human life while at the same time sharing living water through hope in our creator. However, many of these organizations lack sufficient access to an appropriate level of technical assistance when they encounter complex design issues or overwhelming emergency situations. These organizations need a ministry partnership that can provide cost-effective, on-demand technical WASH expertise within the context of the sustainable environment.

Savo Foundation Strategies and Developments

  1. Empowerment and sustainability
  2. Children, their families and communities are empowered to participate in all stages of the programmes that affect them.

  3. Community-participation and leadership
  4. Engaging with communities to help them to develop their own solutions to local problems

  5. Gender equity and inclusion
  6. SAVO foundation continues to focus its efforts on marginalised and vulnerable children in Kibera slum areas that is hard to access.

  7. Integration
  8. Water and environmental sanitation work has greater impact and is more sustainable if it is integrated into the health, education and livelihood sectors.

  9. Working with government and institutions
  10. Ensuring that governments, service delivery agencies and donors appropriately prioritise nationally access to water and sanitation.

  11. Improving health and sanitation for young children.

Our support in promoting a nutritional diet, along with effective hygiene and sanitation practices, has significantly boosted early learning among young children in Kibera slum.

Nutritional diet and preschool access and sanitation practice

Preschool is an important part of early childhood care and development. Children who attend preschool are more likely to succeed in primary school. Children benefit most from preschools that provide children access and early orientation to effective hygiene and sanitation practices. Given the high grade repetition level in primary school and late start, the benefits of preschools become even more apparent. Many children in slum do not have access to early childhood education, despite its inclusion in Kenya constitution.

Our experience shows that preschool and sanitation promotion alone is not a complete solution to bringing about quality learning that prepares children for the primary education. In other words, children need to be well fed, too, Children suffering from malnutrition are less likely to succeed in school and are more prone to dropping out.

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porvety eradication

SAVO foundation has been engaging with community, children and youth groups in order to eradicate extreme poverty in Kibera.

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Ecosystem and Biodiversity

SAVO foundation engaging in eco-system management, community awareness, good waste disposal and proper drainage systems for kibera community.

Also read: Waste-management | Health-and-hygiene

sanitation initiative

SAVO foundation aims to reduce the occurrence of water borne diseases by making sure every household and schools consume treated water for healthier life.

Also read: About-our-work | Ecosystem-and-biodiversity

health and Hygiene

SAVO foundation has been engaging with community and youth groups in order to eradicate extreme poverty in Kibera.