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  1. EED Advisory Kenya RAPID Program End Evaluation 2021


    July 19, 2021UncategorizedNo comments
  2. Water Rates #1 in New Poll on US Attitudes on Aid

    The highly respected Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation November 7 released results of a new national poll on attitudes toward foreign aid, in particular on health programs in developing countries. As expected, the public is not well informed about foreign aid’s share of the federal budget (many still believing it to be more than 25 […]

    November 19, 2013UncategorizedNo comments
  3. MWA Releases New Study of Ethiopia Program

    Washington DC, December 19, 2013 – MWA is pleased to release a new independent study of its long-term WASH program in Ethiopia, conducted in 2012-13 by Susan Davis of Improve International. See the report here…

    December 24, 2013UncategorizedNo comments
  4. Coca Cola Officials See Work in Ethiopia

    The Coca Cola East Africa Bottling Company visited WaterAid’s sites in the Arba Minch and Kemba woredas of Ethiopia in December 2013.  This visit was meant to showcase the achievements of MWA’s two-year program funded by The Coca Cola Africa Foundation, which began in early 2013. Included in the visit were the program’s newly built […]

    December 24, 2013UncategorizedNo comments
  5. August Update: HR 2901 Action Expected After Labor Day; 97 Cosponsors Listed by State

    Before Congress left town for the August recess, the WASH policy coalition, led by Millennium Water Alliance, WaterAid in America, InterAction, and WASH Advocates, worked with chief sponsors Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) to secure even more cosponsors and get support for a mark-up of HR 2901, The Sen. Paul Simon Water for the […]

    August 27, 2014UncategorizedNo comments
  6. US Group Launches New Effort in Kenya with Government, Local Communities to Move To 100% Safe Water and Sanitation

    Download the PDF here: Kenya Trust Announcement August 1 2014   Washington DC, August 1 , 2014 – The US-based Millennium Water Alliance (MWA), the consortium of 15 leading NGOs working in water, sanitation, and hygiene education (WASH), announces creation of a new entity in Kenya to accelerate WASH funding and programming in support of the country’s goals […]

    August 27, 2014UncategorizedNo comments
  7. Safe Sanitation Impact: A Rural Community Celebrates Becoming ‘Open Defecation Free’

    Atuntun Village, Ngaremara Ward of Isiolo County, Kenya – The small community of Atuntun in central Kenya is the latest in the Millennium Water Alliance’s Kenya Arid Lands Disaster Risk Reduction (KALDRR) program to join the growing number declared “”open defecation free,” an important water and sanitation milestone in in the region. Local residents celebrated […]

    September 8, 2014UncategorizedNo comments

    In $1.1 Trillion FY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill, House Legislators Agree to the Number Proposed by Senate and Requested by WASH Organizations Washington DC, December 18, 2015 – The US Senate and US House of Representatives agreed this morning to the final appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2016, including a $17.5 million increase in funding for the Sen. Paul […]

    February 19, 2016UncategorizedNo comments
  9. MWA Launches $35.5 Million 5-Year Program to Accelerate WASH Services for 450,000 Kenyans in Arid Lands

    Nairobi, Kenya, 17 February 2016 – Leaders of 14 government agencies, private companies, and nonprofits today launched an ambitious five-year program to bring better access to safe water and sanitation to five northern counties. Funded by a range of partners, including the United States Agency for International Development, (USAID) and the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), […]

    February 19, 2016UncategorizedNo comments

    Las comunidades de Salinas, Ojo de Agua e Ixmujil tienen un proyecto en gestión desde hace 15, Se trata de la construcción de un Sistema de Agua Potable y ninguna Institución ha hecho caso de su problemática. En la actualidad la mayoría de las familias no cuentan con un sistema de agua potable y se […]

    July 17, 2017UncategorizedNo comments
  11. Annual Report FY 2016 July 14, 2017UncategorizedNo comments

    By Robert Kilbert (Thomas Reuters Foundation), August 11, 2017— On a blistering hot afternoon, Zainab Omar Ali methodically sorts through freshly picked bunches of kale on her farm in Alimao village in northeast Kenya. “I managed to sell most of my batch at the market this morning,” she said with satisfaction. “I’ll try to sell […]

    September 20, 2017UncategorizedNo comments
  13. Saku Water Kiosk Eliminates Cash Handling

    Saku, Marsabit, Kenya, September 14, 2017— New technology has brought a major change to the Saku water kiosk: people no longer need to carry cash to have access to clean water. Instead, a prepaid meter system ensures that consumers at the kiosk, which is part of the Marsabit Water Supply Project in Saku sub county, […]

    September 22, 2017UncategorizedNo comments
  14. ETHIOPIA: Bridging WASH in Amhara National Regional State

    Amhara, Ethiopia, March 22, 2018— The Millennium Water Alliance, in collaboration with partners Catholic Relief Services, IRC, World Vision, FH Ethiopia, CARE, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and WaterAid have launched the start up of a new WASH program in Amhara National Regional State of Ethiopia on April 2, 2018. During the last couple of months, MWA […]

    April 4, 2018UncategorizedNo comments
  15. Despite Political Unrest, El Porvenir and La Calera Continue WASH Efforts

    The civil unrest in Nicaragua has been ongoing since mid-April, with road blocks, protests, and riots across the country. Commerce has been halting at best, and there have been gasoline and cement shortages across many regions. Camoapa is among the regions most affected by the crisis. Yet despite these challenges, the nonprofit organization El Porvenir, […]

    July 16, 2018UncategorizedNo comments
  16. MWA Welcomes New Members Aguayuda and HELVETAS

    MWA  welcomes the internationally respected HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, a nongovernmental organization based in Zurich, and the innovative implementer Aguayuda, headquartered in Maryland, as the newest members of MWA. The MWA Board of Directors approved the membership at its semi-annual meeting in October. To be an MWA member, an organization must have a demonstrated track record in WASH […]

    November 19, 2013UncategorizedNo comments
  17. Water For The World Act Introduced in House December 2011

    Office of The Hon. Earl Blumenauer U. S. House of Representatives Washington DC December 14, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced H.R. 3658, the “Water for the World Act of 2012,” bipartisan legislation that strengthens U.S. foreign assistance in water and sanitation by leveraging innovation, […]

    April 2, 2012UncategorizedNo comments
  18. MWA-KP Brings PUR to Rage and Kutur

    April 2012 – Kutur, Kenya The communities living in Rage and Kutur are nomadic pastoralists, with an estimated population of 150 households. For the past three years, the people have been suffering from outbreaks of waterborne diseases like dysentery and diarrhea due to poor sanitation practices and lack of safe water. They did not have […]

    April 24, 2012UncategorizedNo comments
  19. USAID Joins Global Water and Sanitation Partnership

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2012 Public Information: 202-712-4810 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development has joined the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership. The SWA Partnership brings together governments, donors, civil society organizations, and development partners to achieve sustainable sanitation and drinking […]

    April 24, 2012UncategorizedNo comments
  20. Senate Committee Approves $400 million for FY13

    Washington, D.C. | May 23, 2012 Tremendous news from the Senate Appropriations Committee, which voted unanimously to recommend an $85 million increase in WASH funding for Fiscal Year 2013! Advocates for WASH are very pleased with the Committee’s vote on May 23, just two days after the Senate Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations approved […]

    May 25, 2012UncategorizedNo comments
  21. MWA Hosts Learning Event in Kenya

    May 2012 | Nairobi, Kenya More than 50 participants from across the development sector joined in day-long discussion hosted by MWA in Nairobi on May 8 to share lessons on WASH in schools, sustainable sanitation, multiple uses of water, development strategies for droughts and point of use water treatment. The event, “Sustainable WASH Services:  Learning […]

    May 30, 2012UncategorizedNo comments
  22. Senate Committee Approves Water for the World Act, Reports to Full Senate

    Washington, D.C. | June 19, 201 The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved S. 641, the Sen. Paul Simon Water for the World Act, and recommends its passage to the full U.S. Senate. Lead sponsors Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL, and Majority Whip in the Senate), and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) are seeking to make needed changes […]

    June 19, 2012UncategorizedNo comments
  23. MWA Presents Impact Report Poster at UNC-WH Conference

    Susan Dundon, MWA Program Director, and Susan Davis, Improve International, presented a poster at the 2012 UNC Water and Health Conference outlining their findings from a new study of the MWA-Ethiopia Program. The report, to be published Spring 2013, highlights the advantages  of working in a coalition and challenges MWA partners have encountered throughout the past […]

    December 4, 2012UncategorizedNo comments
  24. H.R. 3658 Cosponsor Count Rises, Now at 42

    Washington, D.C. | May 30, 2012 The House version of Water for the World reflects what the sector has learned in the seven years of implementation of the original Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act (Public Law 109-121).  As outlined in the above side-by- side comparison, the House bill does not set a […]

    June 14, 2012UncategorizedNo comments
  25. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Consider S. 641 June 19

    Washington, D.C. | June 14, 2012 The Sen. Paul Simon Water for the World Act (S. 641) will be on the markup schedule for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when it meets on Tuesday, June 19. We strongly support this bill. Lead sponsors Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL, and Majority Whip in the Senate), and Sen. […]

    June 14, 2012UncategorizedNo comments