Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya

by Raising Futures Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya
Clean water for 200 people per day in Kitui, Kenya

Summary

A new 240 meter deep well/borehole will be drilled in rural Kitui County, Kenya on our vocational training centre site. Open to the community, it will provide over 200 local people per day with an easy-to-reach, safe, clean, water source for drinking and growing food. Extreme drought over several years has made this an urgent need. The well will provide clean accessible water for drinking, food growing and support income generation in the community, leading to improved health and food security.

$25,196
total goal
$23,718
remaining
28
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Kitui County, Kenya, has suffered an extreme ongoing drought for over 3 years. Delayed and unpredictable rainfall has led to massive crop failures and drying up of shallow seasonal water wells. These communities are already battling rising unemployment and skyrocketing food prices. People cannot grow, or afford to buy, food and are going hungry - 40% of people are living below the food poverty line. Women and girls have to walk distances of up to 10km to access clean and affordable water.

Solution

There's an urgent need to create a permanent, accessible water source for the local community, for drinking and for people to grow their own food. Drilling the deep borehole at Kitui will provide a permanent water source for the training centre and surrounding community. Water will be pumped out at the touch of a button and can be piped where required or taken directly from the borehole. It will enable households to access affordable, clean water to drink at home, and to grow food crops.

Long-Term Impact

A permanent water source would mean we can set up a demonstration farm at our Kitui training centre, as a base to run agribusiness training for the local community. This training will equip 300 people a year in Kitui with the horticulture and business skills/knowledge to adapt to growing crops and harvesting rainwater in the current conditions, and create small businesses to sell surplus crops, reducing food insecurity and creating a sustainable year-round income.

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Organization Information

Raising Futures Kenya

Location: Brighton, East Sussex - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @raisingfutures
Project Leader:
Florence Olwenge
Sheffield , South Yorkshire United Kingdom
$1,478 raised of $25,196 goal
 
30 donations
$23,718 to go
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