Healthy crops & water holding tank
Makindu is thrilled to have now reached the final phase of this project, providing a sustainable water system for the entire Centre compound and for the many desperate children reliant upon Makindu for their daily needs. The pump has been placed and water is reliably flowing, and has already proven to be of great benefit. Piping was initiated to the nearest farm (shamba) crops, increasing their daily yield of vegetables, and saving precious funding for other program needs.
With the hundreds of children accessing the Centre on a daily basis, this water provides multiple essential functions of the day-to-day operations. Beyond the water piped to the Centre crops, it is utilized for daily feedings for the children, for their bathing needs, washing clothes, as well as supplying water to the latrines.
This final segment of the project will allow Makindu to extend the piping throughout the entire Centre compound: reaching all of their crops, the kitchen, washroom and latrines. This will include the installation of new sinks, pipes, and faucets, a hand washing station, another holding tank, and all the fixings needed to successfully keep the Centre running smoothly.
An undeniable benefit of this portable water is the prevention of soil-borne illnesses and dysentery so common to this region. Children (particularly those with immune compromising illnesses and malnutrition), can easily succumb from what would represent only an annoying 24-hour tummy bug to us.
A common saying in Kenya is “Maji ni maisha!”, which means Water is Life… and so it is!
Our heartfelt thanks to all of our donors thus far, making this precious gift a reality.
Full on porridge made with our own water
Clean body, clean clothes, full belly