Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Kefinco Water Project In Western Kenya

KEFINCO (Kenya Finland Cooperation) came up with a very good project of water in Western Kenyan the year 1998. The project involved construction of boreholes to communities that were beneficiaries. There was no community contribution in this project. The facilities were put up at a total 100% cost of the project funded by KEFINCO. the COMMUNITY PERCEIVED THIS AS A kefinco PROJECT AND AS such named the boreholes (Kefinco boreholes) There was no ownership of the community ans as such no sustainability. As we speak, 10 years down the line, no borehole is operating because they were vandalized by the community.


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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Butali, Kakamega, Kenya
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