Project #4136

Safe drinking water to 800 orphans in Kenya

by Murera Community Empowerment and Support Organizat
$185 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Water is a perennial problem in Kenya. Providing safe and clean water to orphans headed house holds is an urgent option to prevent diseases and risks faced when on long distances in search of water.


Orphans headed house holds drink contaminated water in Ruiru district since securing safe water has been a great challenge. Water-borne diseases like Hepatitis A, diarrhea and dysentery continue to affect such families. Other adverse effects of limited access to water including limited ability to wash hands and body properly, resulting in increased infections in the intestinal tract skin and eyes. This project aim is to make water accessible to 1440 orphans through rain water harvesting.


Buy 360 X 1,000 litres plastic tanks, 2160 gutters, 1500 poles for electing the tanks & 10 kgs of nails. Distribute rain harvesting equipments Installation of the tanks. 10 days training for 1440 orphans on treating water and washing

Long-Term Impact

- Increased access to safe and clean drinking water - Reduce prevalence of common water-borne diseases affecting children under five years old - Increase in time available for children going to school - Increase of orphan’s status in the region

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

Murera Community Empowerment and Support Organizat

Location: Ruiru - Kenya
Website: http://N/A
Project Leader:
Michael Gichia
Project Director

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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