Kenya Internship

Our two original projects led to a summer internship in Kenya where founders of WPI’s Student Chapter of IHSAN worked to take each project to entirely new levels! Simultaneously, founders worked with five other groups to improve the livelihood of local community members. The soap maker was able to achieve certification in the past few months with the help of a second, larger microloan, and she is currently beginning the first stages of expansion. With the original microloan, she was also able to build a new home made of tin sheets—a huge upgrade from her original mud home. Two women in the Malewa community have begun using the Better Water Maker to sell purified water at a very affordable price to members of the local community. The other projects members worked on—through an organization known as Skills Ventures—have made great strides as well. Team members worked on a total of seven projects while on site.

  • Kenya BWM