A New Well for St Emmanuel Church


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St Emmanuel Kapng’etuny Church in Kenya was getting their water  from gravity piped water from Kipkaren Township Water project. The dam is located 1.5km away from the church compound. The water was turbid and wasn’t receiving any treatment before being released to the community hence, the water was only good for animals to drink and irrigation purposes.

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New Well for the Shipala Community


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Shipala Community in Kenya is comprised of small scale farmers and most of their activities depend on water. To fetch water, community members would walk a half mile each way to a protected stream.

However, the stream was seasonal and during the dry season, you’d have to wake up early for the chance of water. People in the community have also gotten sick by drinking contaminated water.

Now, thanks to your help, the Shipala Community have a rehabbed well with clean and safe water and their lives will be forever changed. Read more about their story here.

A visit with the Kee Self Help Group


The Kee Sand Dam

The Kee Sand Dam

Our Water Programs Director, Crissie Ferrara, is in Kenya this week visiting a number of our partners and implementing teams.  For the past few days, she’s been spending time with Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF), visiting some of our recently completed water projects to see the kinds of progress these innovative solutions make possible.

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Safe Water in Urban Settlements


Today, Crissie (Water Programs Director) spent time visiting our partners, Pamoja Trust, and a section of the Mathare Slum known as Mashimoni.  We’re currently funding a legal piped water network to at least 50 plots via a micro-loan program.

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CHWs, Leaders and youth sat down to discuss the pressing issue of lack of water

Crissie’s day began with the team discussing the pressing issue of lack of water and sanitation in the area and how a piped water supply will effect rent prices in the slums. (more…)