Influence of grant financing on sustainbility of community water projects in Kieni constituency, Nyeri county, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge Volume 2 Issue 5, May-2017: ISSN-2213-1356

Citation:
MBURUNG’A SOLOMONMURIUNGI, Ndiritu A, NJERI JANEKIERU. "Influence of grant financing on sustainbility of community water projects in Kieni constituency, Nyeri county, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge Volume 2 Issue 5, May-2017: ISSN-2213-1356.". 2017.

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of grant financing on sustainability of community water projects in Kieni Constituency, Nyeri County, Kenya. This study was limited to community water projects in Kieni. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and conducted a census of all the 73 water projects in Kieni Constituency. Respondents were chairpersons of each of the water projects. Data collection instruments were questionnaires, interview schedules and observation schedules. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, that is, mean, standard deviations, frequency and percentages, as well as inferential statistics, that is, multiple regression analysis for modeling, Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation for correlation analysis and F statistics for testing hypothesis. The study established that, there was a weak negative relationship between grant financing and level of sustainability of community water projects. An increase in grants reduces the levels of sustainability of a community water project. The null hypothesis two was accepted. It was therefore concluded that, there was no significant relationship between grant financing and sustainability of community water projects. Grant financing accounted for only 2.3% of the variation in levels of sustainability. The study recommended that, community water projects take less of grants for their project to improve sustainability of water projects. Alternatively, grants should have terms for repayment as a loan at a flexible and cheaper way in order to ensure ownership, effectiveness and efficiency in the use of grants. Key words: Sustainability, Community Water Projects, Grants, Donors.

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