Safe drinking water to 800 orphans in Kenya

$185 $22,315
Raised Remaining


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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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

Potential 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

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $185

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $185 .  The original project funding goal was $22,500.

Additional Documentation

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

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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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Project Leader

Michael Gichia

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