Jul 14, 2020

Kibera, Centre of Love water project report

Part of the community members at work
Part of the community members at work

PROVIDE SAFE, CLEAN WATER FOR KIBERA SLUMS, KENYA

Project report prepared by:
Leonard Nyongesa (nyongesaleon@gmail.com)
Programs Coordinator, The Ngao Foundation

C/o Centre of Love Kibera 

Dear friend,

On behalf of the Centre of Love Kibera and the larger community, we are very grateful for the overwhelming love and continuous support and particularly in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the Centre that Patrice Henning and other friends have dedicated their time and passion to volunteer. Indeed, her leadership in resource mobilization cannot be taken for granted. There is a huge impact to thousands of families to the Kibera slum community due to services offered by the Centre. 

In response to the many needs around the world access to clean, safe drinking water for the community has been a challenge. The unprecedented dangers of the corona virus made it worse as the government had threatened to close down our Centre that serves over 500 families, if the water station wasn’t installed. Access to clean, safe drinking water and handwashing has gained a new value and therefore, leading to water shortages especially in the informal settlement of Nairobi and where our Centre of love is located.

Today, the faces of the families in our community are shining bright with expectation that the water project you have been donating to is almost complete. The major developments that your donation has done involves the following:

  • Mobilizing, creating awareness and training the community about the project, including hand washing and social distancing.
  • The government gave permission and license to our Centre to operate a water refiling station for the community in Kibera Slum.
  • The water has already been connected at the Centre. Although, the connection and pipes were done almost 900 meters away from the source, with meanders in the neighborhood, the taps are running and the handwashing stand installed. 
  • A water refilling kiosk has been constructed with water tanks installed. 
  • Electricity has also been connected to the kiosk.
  • This is one of the most impactful projects because it has not only taken the efforts of the experts to construct but also participation of the community members; men, youth and women in every step of the process. 
  • Mr. Mumo, the Centre Director is full of gratitude and can't wait to see the whole project complete. 

Meanwhile, a few things that are yet to be done include;

  • Carpeting the floor of the kiosk
  • Painting the facility so that it can look better
  • Installation of water filtering machine

With availability of funds, this can be completed within a week and the project will be ready to serve the community. As the project is yet to be completed, we request that you consider giving your donations so that we can wind up. The donation link is; https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/provide-safe-clean-water-for-kibera-slums-kenya/.

For sustainability of the project, we are also asking for your continued love and as our partner to register as a monthly donor. Monthly donations are important because they help in meeting operational emergencies. You can register a monthly donation from as low as $10, $20, $50 and any other figure of your choice.  To donate monthly, please go to the function; Donate Now, and select; Give monthlyas you submit your gift. 

Water project work in progress
Water project work in progress
Installation of a water stand
Installation of a water stand
Erection of water tanks on the stand
Erection of water tanks on the stand
Water kiosk constructed and electricity connected
Water kiosk constructed and electricity connected
The status of the project, almost complete
The status of the project, almost complete

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Apr 17, 2020

Jan-March 2019 Report

Dear Friend, We hope this message finds you and your families healthy during these unprecedented times and the future has never felt so unpredictable. We thank you for your continued support and wish you, your family and your community health and peace. You being part of our Ngao Society family, we are obliged to provide with an update of little strides that we make and the impact that your generous gift has done to our community. At the beginning of this year, we made a few resolutions concerning women and girls within our community and we appreciate the milestone already. The major milestone we made was to merge the project for the young girls and women beadwork. This was to be a fully fledged program by the name "Ngao Women and Girl Empowerment program". This was due to the similarities of the challenges they experience. Therefore, it was imporant to create synergies of the intervention efforts. Through this program, 10 girls have been taken through lifeskills and mentorship training. We recived a wellwisher who sponsord one of the girls to take a vocational training course in a beauty college. While 3 other girls in highschool. We are excited that our first beneficiary who was supported to attend beauty and hairdressing college training through Ngao has completed her studies. With your support, we facilitaed her with a seed capital to buy equipment to start her freelance beauty care business. To strengthen sustainability of the project we have so far conducted three business skills training to the women beadwork team. They have also upgraded thier tailoring work by making clothes that are sold to the local community. We have facilitated them to attend four market exhibitions where both local and tourist visitors converge. This have enabled them to get access to contacts and the local market. We also decided to consolidate the young girls . Otherwise, until the project is fully funded, we shall continue accepting your gifts and donations from your friends and friends of your friends. With the COVID-19 pandemic right now, Ngao Society faces new challenges. As we adapt to these unprecedented circumstances, we have chosen to be our brothers and sisters keeper. we’re doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and provide services to our community. Now, more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you. As the curfew has already been declared by the government of Kenya to reduce the spread of the pandemic, our heart empathizes with our volunteers who supports the work at our office, the children, girls and women that we support. Their daily sources of income has been curtailed. They have NO access to water and food. We have taken this mater as an emergency to provide relief food and water to our volunteers and a some families that we support in the program. We are consolidating support and donations to buy them some food stuffs, water and groceries. If you’re able, please make a small donation to https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empowering-vulnerable-affected-women-in-nairobi/. If you’re unable to donate at this time, there are many other ways you can support us! Share with your friend and might just show us the love in your support. Much Regards, Leonard Nyongesa Program Coordinator C/O Anthony Hulula Ngao Society

Mar 17, 2020

With your gift, water pipes have been bought.

           Dear Friend,

With your gift, water pipes have been bought.

By Leonard Nyongesa - Program Coordinator

 

Once again, this is the second report after we reported about mobilization, sensitization and community participation process in the project that was handled after the initial disbursement. We have treated this project as an emergency due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 virus. Our children and their families at the Centre of Love,Kibera may be more affected due to water scarcity. We are working to ensure this project is completed as soon as possible.
So far, 5 tonnes of balast and stones, and water pipes have been bought and are being laid on the ground. 

 

We thank all friends and well wishers for the continued gifts and the love that you have shown to this noble cause by donating. Out of the $22,110 goal, we still have a deficit of $18,517 so as to make substancial milestone to provide safe and clean water for drinking and hand washing. 
We need to purchase other materials such as water tanks, metals, water treatment machine, iron sheet, ballast, sand and cement.
We can achieve this by continous daonation and widespread sharing of the project link to our networks.
Best Regards,
Leonard Nyongesa,
Programme Coordinator,
Ngao Society
 
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