The Kyensu project is aimed at addressing water inequality in some of Accra’s urban poor communities. The first Kyensu kiosk was built in Treba, a low-income peri-urban community in the Kutunse electoral area of Amasaman Constituency in the Ga West Municipality. The community water kiosk was constructed in October 2020 at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic had exacerbated the systemic water inequality in the metropolis and had increasingly burdened the urban poor who spend a large percentage of household income to procure water from the expensive informal water market.
The water kiosk in Treba is providing clean drinking water at affordable rates to residents.
The project was supported by the International Secretariat for Water (ISW), together with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and l’Agence de l’eau Artois-Picardie.
Kyensu was selected for support by ISW as part of its call for solutions on the water by young people throughout the world themed, “Global Youth Take Action”.