Caroline Gathu is a Programme Associate and Abraham Kisang is a Project Assistant on Disaster Risk Reduction at Practical Action. They look back at the SWIFT programme in Kenya as it comes to an end.
It has been a learning curve, a very good lesson for us on how we plan and execute our programmes.
We also had cases of vandalism on the handwashing facilities in the Nairobi slums where we worked . As the project evaluation was going to take place, the facilities were not there. But thanks to our follow-up and the will of the community, we managed to set them up again.
County Government went from a position of being highly critical as they were reluctant to consider any variation to Community Led Total Sanitation, to extremely supportive and strong advocates for our work.