Programmes on recipient communities: A case study of Kenya-Finland western water supply programme in Western province
The Kenya-Finland Western Water Supply Programme covers Western Province. It provides clean water for domestic and livestock consumption. When the programme was started in 1981, only 5% of the population in the programme area had access to clean water and by 1992 72% were within supply limit. This thesis looks at the impact of this programme on the recipient community. The background of the study area especially the water resources have been studied. The programmes activities in the area have also been outlined. The study also looked at the community's involvement in the programme's activities. The impact of the programme is discussed in terms of presumed effects of improved supply. The findings indicate that there are benefits accruing to the community, but not enough. The benefits could be maximised. In general, the programme has not resulted in much development in the area.