THE LACK OF BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE MAKES
THE SANITATION CRISIS PARTICULARLY
ACUTE IN SLUMS, WHERE POPULATIONS WILL
DOUBLE TO 2 BILLION BY 2030.
The Problem: High cost of sanitation provision to serve poorest area
In Kenya, at current rates, complete sanitation coverage will take 150 years. The economic impact is profound: the loss of productivity due to illness costs Kenya 1% of its GDP every year. Studies from Dakar, Senegal, a city with similar infrastructure challenges as Nairobi, Kenya, show that the annualized cost to provide sewered sanitation is $56 per person per year. To cover that cost, 94% is borne by the public sector and their funders.