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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Rope And Washer Pump For Families

Hand dug wells are a major sources of water for many families in western region. This is mainly because water table is high and rainfall is high. In the year 2004,the organization came up with technologies of pumping water from the well. The locally made pump known as rope and washer pump,made of pvc pipes, a rope and cup shaped curving from worn out tyres. The pump was to operate manually without much energy was given to community in Ikonyoro the families found it cheaper because it was only costing 8,000 shillings. This has improved their living standards as the water is now protected and pumped safely from the well with cheaper technology.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kazi Mashambani Develoipment Project(Kamadep)

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  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Ikonyero, Kakamega, Kenya
 
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