The site of the borehole.
It is my pleasure to present our project progress report for the 2nd quarter (April-June 2017). The project; provide safe and clean water for 1500 children and women, aimed at improving water supply to Mutulani community, in Makueni County, Kenya. The journey that was started in the year 2014 is now bearing the long awaited fruits following the flowing water that was witnessed on 30th June 2017
Achievements of the second quarter include:
- Water Resource Management Authority (WRMA) drilling Permit/ National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) drilling License
Following the investigations of the borehole by WRMA & NEMA on the effects to the environment and the people within Mutulani after drilling, it was found that the borehole will benefit the community and will not cause any negative impacts to the area. NEMA License No. 0041810 of 19/05/2017 and WRMA Permit No. WRMA/30/KBZ/3EC/12667/9/11 were issued and paved way for the actual drilling
Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) contracted Kisima Drillers Company with the task of drilling the borehole according to the requirements issued by the Hydro-geological surveyor-Aquawel. Kisima Company was identified after a rigorous procurement process where they emerged the best. The drilling took place from 25th - 26th June 2017. The test pumping exercise took place from 30th June to 1st July 2017. The Borehole drilling report, water chemical analysis report and the test pumping report have been produced and the results indicate that the water is safe for human consumption
- Borehole equipping and water distribution
The drilled water requires a water pump to bring it out for use, installation of two storage tanks, electricity installation and pipes to distribute the water to the two schools and to the community. The post drilling activities mentioned above will cost £24,615.38this will actualize the dream of accessing water for use by the two schools and the community. PEN and the Mutulani community are engaging Makueni County Government to support the borehole with a water pump and distribution pipes. PEN will train the project management committee to oversee sustainability of the water project and initiate a programme of hygiene and sanitation within the two schools.
We are indebted to GlobalGiving and our donors who have sacrificed towards making this dream a reality. We are kindly calling upon well wishers and our donors to continue supporting this noble cause
By Mary Mutuku
What the students currently use to clean dishes.
Some of the women who will benefit from the water.
Students enjoying the flowing water.
Donkeys currently used to fetch water.