De-silting a community dam





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Project Description

Country: Kenya

Location: Machakos

Total Budget: $4,000

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

Activity Type: Water: Supply/Access

Summary: This project will fund the de-silting of a community water dam in Ngando Kenya

The people of Ngando, Machakos - Kenya have watched the storage capacity of their village dam get reduced by more than 70 percent in 20 years. As a result of erosion, silt, mud and weeds have settled in the dam heavily reducing its capacity. The residents are forced to walk for miles during the dry months to collect water from other sources. Loss of livestock in the dry season and reduced home vegetable growing is now common because of diminished water storage capacity of the dam. The funds will be used to hire a bull dozer/excavator to remove silt, mud and weeds, thus returning the dam to its original state. Increased water storage capacity will particularly benefit Mwelekeo Bora, a local government licensed self-help-group of women who rely on the dam water for their sustainable vegetable growing business. Mwelekeo Bora Women group board will work with Rotarians and supervise the project to completion.

Over 700 people in the Ngando area depend on this dam as their water source.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: El Cajon Sunset

Primary Contact: Richard Makau

Email: erafiki2003@aol.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

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Existing Contributions Towards This Project





El Cajon Sunset (5340)









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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Richard Makau

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Richard Makau

System Entry: Project signed by Richard Makau.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by James Morrison

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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