Giving Update: Karuli Community Sand Dam

October, 2019

A year ago, your generous donation helped Karuli Community in Kenya access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Rose Muimi. Thank you!

Giving Update: Karuli Community Sand Dam

The availability of clean water from the sand dam and well constructed last year has led to significant improvements in Karuli Community.

“We are no longer walking for the long distances in search of water since the shallow well has been providing us with clean water for drinking and domestic use. The available water has been sweet and clean for drinking,” said Rose Muimi, a member of the self-help group that constructed the sand dam and well a year ago.

Beth Kivua, another member in the self-help group, agreed with Ms. Muimi noting that it is now actually fun to fetch water because it is so easy.

“Fetching water has been reduced to a fun activity and simple task as water is found within the village in less than 10 minutes walking distance from my home,” she said.

“There [are] no long lines or long waiting hours at the water point since the flow has been steady and the pumping system is easy to operate.”

Community members are now embracing tree planting projects using water from the water project in a bid to boost vegetation cover and make the environment beautiful. The immediate environment looks great with the community members very happy to be beneficiaries of this amazing water project.

In addition, the availability of water from the nearby well has led to better hygiene and sanitation across Karuli.

“The levels of cleanliness and hygiene within households have improved and this is helping in the prevention of diseases associated with poor hygiene standards,” said Ms. Muimi.

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