Apr 21, 2015

Strengthened community thereafter

Mutulani community has grown strong since the inception of the GlobalGiving project in their area. The capacity building aspect within the project implementation has enabled them to see the sense of taking up the development agenda on their own in their area.

The community members through MAWE group have been mobilizing resources from within the stakeholders to undertake development projects. So far two sand dams have constructed along Kyanduu earth dam which is the community’s main water source. Another sand dam is to be constructed by end of May 2015. The community has mobilized Bursary funds collectively to help the bright and deserving children from the area to access education. Mr. Joseph Mbithi the MAWE secretary reported that plans are underway in mobilization of resources from government devolved funds to construct a health facility within their area to promote access to health care by the people. He attributes these initiatives with a strong community which is now able to sustain development in their area and appreciated the GlobalGiving for the continued support to their community.

Jan 21, 2015

Mutulani takes Mantel for Securing Water Source

Children queue to draw water from water tank
Children queue to draw water from water tank

The schools have resumed back from the December holiday. Mutulani primary school pupils and their teachers are celebrating after finding their water tank donated through the global giving initiative full of clean rain water. Children come with their bottles to draw water from the water tank to prevent wastage as well as promoting hygiene.

Mutulani community through MAWE Community Based Organisation (CBO) has embarked on protecting their main water source from silting through construction of sand dams along its major water inlet.

During the December holiday, the community managed to construct a smaller check dam as they waited for a major one to be constructed through the community and global giving resources. So far, materials from the local donors have been paid awaiting the global giving contribution. This project will ensure increase of the water quantity in Kyanduu earth dam to supply the Mutulani Community.

A pupil drawing drinking water from water tank
A pupil drawing drinking water from water tank
Oct 23, 2014

Mutulani Community Rehabilitating Kyanduu Earth Da

Damaged Spill bank of current Sand dam
Damaged Spill bank of current Sand dam

Mutulani Community is now focusing to rehabilitate Kyanduu earth dam which is the only water source in the area. The dam has silted and the community plans to construct a sand dam along its major water inlet/spillway to prevent soil from getting into the dam thus occupying the water space. During a community planning meeting held in the community the people appreciated the installation of the water tank in the primary school and agreed to target increasing the amount of water in their major supply of water for the community needs.

The community and the local leaders have committed to bring their resources together in ensuring the increase of the amount of water in the dam for domestic use. Current water levels are low compared to previous years and this indicates that the earth dam cannot sustain the needs of the community if the rain season would delay any longer.

The pictures attached show the inlet to the earth dam where the community want to put a wall to take in the soil that fills the dam and scooping the silt in the dam to create more space for the water.

Dry River Bed Site for New Sand Dam
Dry River Bed Site for New Sand Dam
 
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