Key Water Supply and Sanitation Indicators:

Key water supply indicators:

51.90% of area residents obtain their drinking water from improved sources (JMP definition) 38.65% of area residents obtain their drinking water from improved sources (WSTF definition)

Key sanitation indicators:

46.59% of the urban population residing in a low income area use an improved sanitation facility (JMP definition) 8.09% of the urban population residing in a low income area have an improved sanitation facility (JMP definition) 27.86% of households share the improved sanitation facility (JMP definition)

Key population and housing data:

276 cities and towns covered by MajiData 1,964 is the total number of urban low income areas 8,005,644 is the total population living in a low income area 4.3 is the average household size in low income areas (MajiData)

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Quality of Life Indicators

Quality of Life Indicators


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Urban stories

Urban stories

Tell us the story of the area you are living in, what you do, what you can`t do. Tell us about your hardships, your family, your friends, your work, etc.. Of course we are also interested in stories about water supply, sanitation and the solid waste situation. If you are creative you can also send us a cartoon. We will put the best stories and cartoons on the website.

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Join our video, photo & cartoon competition

Join our video, photo & cartoon competition

At MajiData we have thousands of pictures on urban low income areas. But we always need good (and sharp) pictures that give people a better insight into urban life and the actual water supply and sanitation situation. You do not need a professional camera to participate. Just use your mobile phone. If your picture appears on our website we send you an award of KSh 1,000. (Preferably via Mpesa or a similar money transfer system). Make sure you also send us your contact details. Have fun.

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Letīs reinvent the toilet competition

Letīs reinvent the toilet competition

Sanitation is a problem in many urban areas and especially in the informal settlements (slums). We are in need of better and affordable sanitation solutions (toilets!). Do you have an idea? Yes? Well than take part in our Reinvent the Toilet Competition

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Join WSTF`s  `Give IT to Kids` programme

Join WSTF`s  `Give IT to Kids` programme

We live in a computerized world. Unfortunately many children in urban low income areas remain computer illiterate as their schools do not have the means to buy computers. The WSTF has developed a programme which gives used but refurbished computers to schools in Kenya`s low income areas. The School has to agree that the computers are used to improve computer literacy levels among pupils. The computers are maintained by an IT expert of the WSTF.

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Slum areas outside Kenya

Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India

Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India

Urban slums and other urban low income areas are not only found in Kenya but also elsewhere in Africa. Large slums are also found in many of Asia`s major cities (e.g. Mumbai in India, Manila in The Philippines, Jakarta in Indonesia, Karachi in Pakistan, etc.) and in Latin-America (Caracas in Venezuela, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Lima in Peru, etc.). More than one billion people live in slums. Although in Europe and North America slums no longer exist, many cities and towns have sections which can be described as planned low income areas. Click here if you want to see more pictures of Dharavi. Do you want to know more about urban slums? Check out the following interesting links:

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Welcome to MajiData

MajiData is the pro-poor database covering all the urban low income areas of Kenya which has been prepared by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) and the Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) in cooperation with UN-Habitat, the German Development Bank (KfW), Google org. and GIZ.

MajiData contains a large amount of important information on all urban low income areas of Kenya. This online database will assist the Water Service Providers (WSPs) and Water Services Boards (WSBs) to prepare tailor-made water supply and sanitation proposals for the urban slums and low income planned areas located within their service areas. The fact that data is linked to satellite imagery will also allow for the improved management and operation of these areas by WSPs.

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