Welcome to OLPS Kenya

Welcome To OLPS Kenya Receive greetings from Our Lady of Perpetual Support For People Living with AIDS and Orphans OLPS. We are indeed glad to have you visiting our website. At OLPS we find pride in making simple miracles possible on the basis of providing hope for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS catastrophe Read more

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Maternal & General Clinics In Session The focus of this activity area is to expand availability of quality TB/HIV care and treatment services to the community through a comprehensive collaborative framework with other service providers both at community and health care settings. Read more

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Pediatric Treatment OLPS works to support and strengthen pediatric ART services at OLPS health facility by building on pediatric HIV care ans support as well as optimizing identification and scaling up of treatment. Read more

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program The prospects for developing financial services to contribute to the mitigation of the economic impact of HIV/AIDS are quite promising. The impact of HIV/AIDS on the poor in terms of their ability to financially cope with the existing.. Read more

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program OLPS helps individuals identify their strengths and use the strengths to acquire what they lack. For example, most of the targeted beneficiaries have existing businesses and what OLPS does with the IGA scheme is to assist the beneficiaries with low interest loans Read more

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program Currently OLPS has a total of 40 individuals benefiting from this scheme. There are over 1,000 individuals in need of financial support to initiate a business to sustain their ever expanding needs, especially their own health and education for their dependents Read more

OLPS Garden

OLPS Demonstration Garden Description Read more

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program Training OLPS advances loans of between Kshs 5,000 and Kshs 10,000 to successful applicants. These loans are repayable after a specific period agreed upon by OLPS and the beneficiaries themselves. Read more

OLPS Water Project

Water Drilling Enabling access to safe clean water and sanitation facilities is one of the strategies identified by the community in improving their health standards of the community Read more

OLPS Bee keeping Project

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Community Water and Sanitation Project (WASH)

CHIGA-OLPS COMMUNITY WATER AND SANITATION PROJECT-COWAS

The Chiga/OLPS Community Water and Sanitation Project (COWAS) is project being implemented by OLPS with funding from Mamahope International. Enabling access to safe clean water and sanitation facilities is one of the strategies identified by the community in improving their health standards and OLPS is facilitating provision and enabling access to this important resource. OLPS expects the community to successfully fight water-borne diseases which continue to compromise the health standards in the community. COWAS targeted 20,000 members of the nearby community, and then extended 3km away to supply adjacent community as well. With the initial main borehole sunk on a 5ha piece of land (Rita Rose Garden) at Kamrongo village, the water project now serves the OLPS demonstration farm which serves as a learning center for sustainable agricultural practices for the community members as well as producing food crops, Kamrongo Village residents as well as an adjacent village of Kadiju.

The project is guided by the following:-

VISION: OLPS envisions a community with unlimited access to clean safe water and sanitation facilities

MISSION STATEMENT: Enhance the provision and supply of clean safe water to the community by facilitating its access through equal participation of all gender in the mobilization, planning, implementation and management of sustainable water and appropriate sanitation facilities in the community.

This water resource is also open to community members who wish to have it at their door step. Such people are required to hand in their request by filling an application form which is available at OLPS main offices at a fee of Kshs 200.00. The details provided by an applicant form a basis for evaluating a potential consumer and deciding whether to approve his/her request. In case such an application is approved, depending on type of a consumer i.e. domestic use, approved kiosk, institution, commercial, the applicant will be required to pay standard fees e.g. water deposit, allocation charges, and meter rent. So far, the OLPS/Chiga Community water project has managed to connect water to 10 private consumers. This is another source of revenue in addition to Kshs 2.00 charged per 20ltr Jerican for the community members who draw water from either the water Kiosk or main water tower. The project expects to use these revenues for future expansion projects. Aside from the standard charges, these consumers are also billed on a monthly basis based on the level of consumption as shown by preinstalled water meters.

Management of the Community Water Project

OLPS/Chiga Community Project is managed by members of the community through a carefully selected group of volunteers, village resource persons and Water Management Committee. OLPS plays an overseer role. There are volunteers responsible for among other things inspecting and fixing pipelines, meter reading, sensitization campaigns about the new clean and reliable water source. Village resource persons play a protective by safeguarding the water source against vandalism and such like things that might compromise the quality of water supply. VRPs link project with the community and carry door-to-door training to community members on water and sanitation issues. Water Management Committee members are democratically elected among VRPs to oversee the general management of the water resource including revenue collection and banking, receiving complaints and forwarding the same to relevant authorities, among others. All these categories of people are in place and actively participating in the management of the water resource.

The project is in the process of acquiring necessary permits and licenses associated with the commercialization of the Water Project. These permits include:-

  1. Kenyan Bureau of Standards
  2. City Council permit 
  3. Public Health Department certificate of compliance with the public health regulations, 
  4. Water Resources Management Authority
  5. National Environment Management Authority
  6. Kenya Revenue Authority

Future Plans

  1. Further expansion of the water supply to reach more villages within the catchment area, 
  2. More connection to private consumers to boost revenue flow, 
  3. Target institutions such as schools and hospitals with the water project, 
  4. Initiate a water treatment and vending business (bottled water) also to raise more revenue for sustainability,


Our Partners

OLPS Programs

  • Health Care
  • Educational Support
  • Support to the aging
  • ART & Care Initiative
  • Emergency Relief & Aid

OLPS Contacts

Our Lady Of Perpetual Support

P.O. Box 3400

Kisumu, Kenya

Tel: +254 202030720 / 733 403 704

Email: info @ olpskenya.org