The Watha Project, under the leadership of local hero Guyo, has built the first well for the Watha community in Kenya and has achieved the goal of the “Clean Water for the Watha” project! Since we accomplished the goal of building the first well, we are deactivating this project page on GlobalGiving.
This first well serves 1,027 Watha and will drastically improve their health, safety, and quality of life. Now they don’t have to contend with crocodiles when collecting water or risk contracting cholera or typhoid. Additionally, the labor and time saved by women and children who now can collect water more efficiently at the centrally located well cannot be overstated.
We are so proud of Guyo and thankful for your generous support. Guyo writes, “Many thanks to the GRACE Cares family for making this happen.”
We started the well construction a bit late. This has totally interfered with our initial planned date. It has been raining heavily and all roads were impassable in the village. However, the engineer is currently on the ground with his drilling rig team. I will keep you informed of any progress.
COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION AND SENSITIZATION/MEETINGS
The following meetings were held:
On 1/8/2020. The project leader had a meeting with the local community with the Engineer. The agenda of the meeting was to introduce the Engineer to the entire community and give a date for the project to start.
On 1/21/2020. The project leader had a meeting with the community. The agenda of the meeting was to appoint the water project committee for them to understand their roles. This was done in the presence of area chief and other local leaders.
On 2/3/2020. The project leader had a meeting with the local community at the project site.
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