Welcome to Gather

Gather uses data to transform city sanitation

Crowdfunded data collection on household sanitation in nairobi, kenya

BACKGROUND

In December 2017, 34 people donated £4,089 in our crowdfunder to help us train local young people to map household sanitation for 60,000 in Nairobi, Kenya.

DATA COLLECTION

In March 2018 we partnered with our friends at Spatial Collective to design a survey that would map sanitation for 80,000 people in the informal settlement of Mathare. We decided to map areas that are representative of the entire informal settlement which is home to 180,000 people.

In April, eight young people from Mathare were trained to map toilets in their area using GPS units. Working in teams of two, they conducted 480 interviews across the entire area. 

RESULTS

The data is now in! Our UK team are now analysing and interpretating the data, working out where investment needs to go to improve the state of sanitation across Mathare. We will post the full results here in due course! 

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