Water Management and Dispensing- SHOFCO members will be able to add mobile currency (M-Pesa) to their SHOFCO membership identification cards using the Gearbox system. Each time a SHOFCO member purchases water, the kiosk attendant can scan the barcode on their unique ID card and charge their accounts. This is designed to eliminate the risk of cash handling in Kibera as well as ensure accountability. Upon scanning a SHOFCO member’s ID card, the kiosk attendant will be able to select the preferred water quantity by the beneficiary. Once the kiosk operator is ready to dispense, he or she can press the button corresponding to the correct tap. The system is designed to dispense the exact quantity selected and update the SHOFCO member’s account accordingly. It is also designed to stop water dispensing automatically in the event that the account balance is exceeded.
H2O for Life is not a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project implementer. We have partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implementing WASH in Schools projects around the world. Our NGO partners match funds needed for each school project. We also have a generous donor that provides us with an interest-free loan that, along with matching funds, allows for many projects to be started or possibly even completed before total funds have been raised. In rare situations we reserve the right to reallocate funds to alternate project(s).
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