““It is hard to believe that I grew up wanting to become a politician because now every time someone mentions clean water, I turn. The campaign for clean drinking water has become my second nature. It all started with a school project. I was a fourth-year university student taking community development at Chuka University and I couldn’t afford to buy the water filter I needed for my project. Necessity led me to create one. When it worked, I made another for a children’s home near the university that I visited regularly. Now, two-and-a-half years later, I have distributed 800 water filters to low-income homes in Nairobi, Limuru and Meru. I gave out the first 150. I only went commercial after a fellowship from Akili Dada in 2014.”
Read the article, Clean water champion, here.
Learn more about Beth Koigi’s project, Aqua Clean Initiative, here.