Makindu Children's Program (MCP) is a charitable 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports a day resource facility called Makindu Children's Centre (MCC) in a rural region of eastern Kenya.The borehole has been drilled and water is flowing. However, we now need an additional $7,000 to purchase and install a pump and the electrical elements to run it, as well as lay the pipes to bring the water from the borehole into the Children's Centre.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Access to clean, affordable water is a basic human right. Due to recent water privatization in Kenya, water prices have skyrocketed. As a result, Makindu Children's Centre now faces exorbitant water bills, diverting crucial funds from MCC's core programs and reducing services for more than 1,200 Kenyan orphans who rely on MCC for nutritional, educational, medical, and psycho-social support.
How will this project solve this problem?
Constructing a solar-powered borehole will empower MCC to act as a public utility and community resource, saving MCC thousands of dollars each year. In fact, the borehole will provide MCC with a steady income source, which will augment MCC's programs and services.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will return water rights back into the hands of the people. The borehole project will ensure a reliable, sustainable water supply for 1,200 MCC children and their guardians, generate income for MCC, and bring affordable water to over 3,000 local villagers and small businesses. Using solar panels ensures that the project is sustainable and can be maintained over the long-term.
Total Funding Received to Date: $15,320
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,680
Total Funding Goal: $22,000