Voluntary Counselors Kenya, (VCK) seeks funds for boreholes related infrastructure that will allow distribution of water to the communities in Maasailand.
We will be able to provide an affordable, safe and reliable water source to these communities. There will be no more 4am walks to unprotected water pans to collect contaminated water that steals productive working hours and causes disease. It will also increase enrolment and retention in the school by eliminating the need to leave the area with livestock during the dry months.
Background and Justification:
Currently there is a lack of safe water supply. Residents collect their water from a nearby unprotected water pan or walk 10km to a hand dug well. It also wastes productive time walking hours for water.
Provide safe, affordable, and efficient water supply to the communities
(Population estimated to be 3,500) Drilling about 4 boreholes to these community, construction of a water towers with 23,000L of water storage each, construction of a kiosks with pre-paid metering system, piping to the schools and churches pumps and solar panels to meet the demands of the communities for reliable water supply.
Project’s Intended Benefits:
- Increase access to a safe and reliable water supply in the community.
- Decrease waterborne diseases.
- Decreased wasted productive working hours walking for water.
- Increase food security by providing water for agricultural projects. Increase quality of life for the residents of Indoinyo community.
We are grateful that we have so far been able to get funding for one borehole which was drilled by a well wisher and it is serving the community in Indoinyio.
Beneficiaries of the Indoinyio water project other than the community around it, include the primary school in the area – Indoinyio Primary school.