Kenya made considerable progress meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for water; by 2015 82% of the urban and 57% of the rural population had access to an improved water supply. Limited progress was made in sanitation however, with access at 31% in urban and 30% in rural areas. The UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 sets ambitious targets for universal access to water and sanitation by 2030 requiring an unprecedented mobilization of funds.
In Kenya, the estimated total cost for water supply is Ksh1.7 trillion ($17 billion), while the available government budget is Ksh592.4 billion ($5.6 billion), leaving a shortfall of Ksh1.2 trillion ($11.4 billion) WASH-FIN Kenya will work in collaboration with government, development partners, private financial institutions and local stakeholders to reduce the financing gaps. Further, WASH-FIN will work to improve governance structures that enable access to reliable sources of capital for sustainable, resilient water and sanitation infrastructure.