Flattening the Curve: Women’s Groups Lead Covid Response in Informal Settlements 
89 Supporting Women’s Groups to Lead Covid-19 Response in Informal Settlements

During 2000, women’s groups in the Mathare and Kibera informal settlements of Nairobi have leveraged the networks they have formed over time with Pamoja Trust, through support from Cities Alliance, as well as skills they have acquired in past trainings, to undertake water, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives to lead critical Covid-19 responses. One focus of these WASH initiatives has been on the manufacture of liquid soap, the groups are also seeking out partnerships with non-governmental organizations to identify ways in which water tanks can be installed in their communities.

“An enabling and transparent policy-making area, one that is inclusive of gender perspectives, is the necessary first step towards building an inclusive society where women can be empowered.”

Cities Alliance, 2020

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Irene Kinoti & Diana Wachira, Pamoja Trust