Alie Eleveld, a leader of the safe water and AIDS programme (SWAP) in Kisumu, western Kenya, was awarded a royal decoration by the Queen of the Netherlands as a Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau, late in April. It was due to her “selfless dedication and devotion” in her work, reports SWAP.
Much of the work of SWAP is characterised by a sharp attention to detail, which allows for optimised delivery of health and hygiene services, including safe water treatment. Such detail was featured in our journal UPSCALE #1, pp 14-15.
A compelling interview with Alie is featured in UPSCALE #2, pp 6-7, where she describes how SWAP have developed the notion of a basket of products and services.