Harriet Beecher Stowe, 19th-century American author, is fondly remembered for stating that women are the real architects of society. I decided to put this saying to test by conducting a self-sponsored micro-poll in the Kiplombe ward, part of the Turbo Sub County – one of the 11 sub counties covered by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) – with variable X denoted as number of men involving themselves with upholding and improving communal sanitation standards and variable Y representing the number of women passionate about matters sanitation and hygiene. The results? The latter undisputedly exceeded the 50+1 mark, proving the saying true!
Read the rest of this story by Daniel Karanja, Monitoring and Evaluation Project Officer at Global Mission Services, one of WSSCC sub-grantees charged with implementing the GSF Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (K-SHIP) led by Amref Health Africa in Kenya.