It is my pleasure to present our project progress report for the 4th quarter (October- December 2018). The project; provide safe and clean water for 1500 children and women, is aimed at improving water supply to Mutulani community, in Makueni County, Kenya.
During the project period, the community was busy preparing their farms and planting for the October-December rains which the onset delayed up to past Mid November. This was a rare occurrence for the last two or more decades as reported by Phyllis Kilonzo who attributes that to climate change effects and calls upon people to work towards improving the current state through planting trees and harvesting more water. Mutulani project Chair, Mr Joseph Mbithi also reported a count of the trees planted in the area as over 10,000 for this season only and two check sand dams completed through community efforts to continue protecting Kyanduu Stream, their only main source of water to date.
The PEN Executive Director and Project Officer visited the Minister for Water for Makueni County Government to check on the progress towards equipping the Mutulani drilled Borehole. The Minister, Hon Bob Kisyula, reported that plans are underway to equip all boreholes within the County. He assured that Mutulani is among the prioritized boreholes to be completed.
PEN, Mutulani Community and Mutulani schools appreciate our donors both local and international for this selflessness in supporting this noble cause. We are also introducing our new project: Giving Children a chance to learn and grow. Kindly follow the link to the new project: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/giving-children-a-chance-to-learn-and-grow/
Thank you once more and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2019.
Nov 1, 2018
Establishing a firm foundation
By Mary Mutuku - Project Officer
It is my pleasure to present our project progress report for its second quarter (August-October 2018), since its approval in May 2018. The project; “Giving children a chance to grow and learn” is aimed at sustaining the water supply and improving sanitation to Mutulani Schools and community, in Makueni County, Kenya.
During this period, the project has embarked on sensitization to bring the community and new friends both internally and outside the country to establish a strong fundraising base to enhance the achievement of our project objectives. A move that has made fundraising easier is the partnership between GlobalGiving and M-Changa, a Kenyan Mobile Money fundraising platform in collaboration with M-Pesa has greatly enabled local fundraising efforts, especially for those looking to donate in the local currency, Kenya Shillings. We believe this year will record the highest number of contributors during the end of year Campaign.
PEN and the Mutulani community are once again grateful to all our donors who have begun this journey with us to transform lives of Mutulani people to sustain the available water sources.
Sep 21, 2018
Adopting a new culture in local Fundraising
By Mary Mutuku - Project Officer
It is my pleasure to present our project progress report for the 3rd quarter (July-September 2018). The project; provide safe and clean water for 1500 children and women, is aimed at improving water supply to Mutulani community, in Makueni County, Kenya
This project period was characterized by a number of programs which include the closing of schools for second term and opening for third term, harvesting long term agricultural produce after adequate amount of rainfall and community activities that were done towards public benefit in Mutulani community which include community forums to discuss their areas development
Discussions with a number of development partners including the County government of Makueni are still on towards acquiring a permanent solution to water issues in Mutulani. The community is hopeful that in a few years time, Mutulani community shall be a model area where neighboring communities shall be coming to learn ways to achieve and sustain development
PEN and the Mutulani community appreciate the partnership with M-Changa that has enabled donating to projects locally through Mobile (M-Pesa). This has increased the number of local donors and improved the culture of giving locally. This was evident during this year’s GG Rewards Bonus Day in July 18 where the highest numbers of local donors were recorded in a day since the initiation of this project. This culture of local giving is being appreciated slowly. PEN and the project Committee are doing sensitization to reaching more people
This project shall be phased out in the near future to put efforts in the new project “Giving children a change to grow and learn” which is looking at extending support to the neighboring communities as well as sustaining the available water in Mutulani Kindly follow the link to the new project: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/giving-children-a-chance-to-learn-and-grow/
PEN and the community is once again grateful to all the donors of this project which transformed the lives of the people through water access. Thank you.