Jul 6, 2020

Resourcefulness amid Covid 19 challenge


It is my pleasure to present this progress report for the 2nd quarter (April-June 2020). The project: Provide safe and clean water for 1500 children and women is aimed at improving water supply and sustaining it to serve the Mutulani community in Makueni County, Kenya.

This quarter saw the first case of Covid 19 confirmed in Kenya and subsequently the number of infections grew resulting to the government taking actions of closing areas with more infections to control the spread. Despite the Corona pandemic affecting the economy of the larger population in Kenya, the Mutulani community continued to practice agricultural activities which form their main economic activity. The heavy rains that were received in the first quarter of the year also led to attractive agricultural harvests.

The community received support from Africa Sand Dam foundation and the County Government where the government repaired the wall of Kyanduu Earth dam which had been destroyed by the heavy rains while the Africa Sand Dam Foundation supported in constructing a concrete water tank in Mutulani secondary school to increase water storage facilities to await borehole pump installation as well as roof catchment rain water harvesting.

Davis and Shirtliff, one of the local partners approached by PEN and the community to support in pump installation responded that they will support to a tune of 50% where they requested the community and PEN to support the remaining balance. PEN and the community through MAWE CBO are liaising with the partner towards installing the pump before schools are re-opened to assure the children of better hygiene due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic which must be defeated majorly through hand washing which calls for water availability. PEN is planning to use the funds that have been raised through our donors to finalize the pump installation and hence focus on sustainability of the projects and promote water and sanitation within the Mutulani schools and the community.

We sincerely thank our donors and continue to make kind requests for support to this noble cause of transforming Mutulani area towards achieving a sustainable water source. We also extend our appreciation to the GlobalGiving Program Team for the continued support in actualizing this dream.

Thank you

Mar 10, 2020

Communities learning self-reliance

It is my pleasure to present our project progress report for the 1st quarter (January-March 2020). The project: Provide safe and clean water for 1500 children and women is aimed at improving water supply and sustaining it to serve the Mutulani community in Makueni County, Kenya.

This quarter was characterized by heavy rains with bumper harvests of the farm products planted during the October-November rains. The period was embraced by all the community members due to the high production despite some challenges that manifested randomly in some parts of the Country like the Locusts manifestation among other pests and the heavy rains which affected some crops that does not require much water

The communities have been learning ways of addressing their own issues locally especially dealing with the pests and exploring local fundraising from various partners to support in achieving sustainable water source in the area. The community through MAWE CBO approached Africa Sand Dam Foundation, followed with the County Government and the National Government Constituency Development Fund and finally to Davis and Shirtliff towards equipping Mutulani borehole.

We are making a kind request to all our donors to continue supporting this noble cause of transforming Mutulani area towards achieving a sustainable water source. We also extend our appreciation to the GlobalGiving Program Team for the continued support in actualizing this dream.

Thank you,

Dec 11, 2019

Beginning the journey through local fundraising

It is my pleasure to present our project progress report for the 4th quarter (October - December 2019). The project: Provide safe and clean water for 1500 children and women was updated and is aimed at improving the water supply and sustaining it to serve the Mutulani community in Makueni County, Kenya.

This quarter formed the onset of the October-December short rains and to date the rains have not stopped. Despite the floods and mud slides in some parts of the area, no casualties have been reported from Mutulani. The crops in the farms are flourishing and promising a high yield. Water harvesting has been intensified by the community through natural harvesting structures and other water storage structures.

PEN, the Mutulani community and Mutulani secondary school have laid strategies to fundraise locally to ensure the project gains support from the local community and leaders. Through these efforts, a proposal was submitted to the National Government Constituency Development Fund’s Office seeking support towards equipping Mutulani Borehole with a Water Pump. These was after several visits and discussions towards the project aiming at solving water problems for the school going children.

We are making a kind request to all our donors to continue supporting this noble cause of transforming Mutulani area towards achieving a sustainable water source. We also extend our appreciation to the GlobalGiving Program Team for the continued support in actualizing this dream.

Thank you,

 
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