Project #13254

Clean water for 1,200 children in rural Kenya

by Makindu Children's Program
Jul 1, 2013

It's Time for Clean Water in Kenya!

Enjoying a break from lessons
Enjoying a break from lessons

We are thrilled to announce that the Makindu Children’s Centre will be breaking ground to begin construction on the borehole within the next month! The project has seen some great successes so far, thanks to so many generous supporters. GlobalGiving donors have contributed over $8,000 towards the borehole, and along with other individual donations as well as grants received from a few Rotary clubs within Oregon, we have now raised a total of $20,000 for the borehole project.  

A few weeks ago, a geological survey was conducted and water license approval granted, and the area was cleared to begin groundbreaking for construction. This is a major victory for the Makindu Children’s Centre as the borehole will directly impact 1,200 children and their families. This borehole will empower the Makindu Children’s Centre to act as a community resource and public utility, saving MCC thousands of dollars each year. In addition, the borehole will provide MCC with a steady income source, which will serve to further augment MCC’s programs and services. 

This fundraising project has been an incredible success thanks to donors such as yourself, devoted to the concept that access to clean, affordable water is a basic human right. With your assistance, we are committed to return water rights back into the hands of the people.  But, we are not finished yet!  To further aid MCC, we hope to now raise an additional $10,000 to make both the borehole and the entire Makindu Children’s Centre solar powered. This will save even more money currently spent on electricity.  The borehole and solar powering will contribute towards not only the self-sufficiency of the centre, but to the ongoing sustainability of the program.

Please consider contributing again to help complete our goal, or tell your friends and family about our project! Share the link on your blogs or social networks, use the tell-a-friend feature on the project page to email your network, or just bring us up in conversation. You know your friends and family best, so use your own words - tell them why you chose our project and what it means to you. Every donation helps to ensure that we can continue helping the Makindu community.

Thank you again for all you have done to help this cause.

Playing at the Makindu Children
Playing at the Makindu Children's Centre

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Makindu Children's Program

Location: Eugene, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lou Enge
Eugene, Oregon United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Makindu Children's Program that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.