Olomayiana Water Project





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Kenya

Location: Kajiado

Total Budget: $78,428

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy

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The project cost is $78,428.75

The project area is located in Olomayiana Area of Elangata Wuas Sub County of Kajiado County. According to the 2009 census report, the population for community members residing in Elangata Wuas ward where Olomayiana is located is 11,832 people. The area is around 150 Km from Nairobi and is inhabited by the pastoralist Maasai community.

For centuries, the economy of the target area is basically hinged on keeping of cattle, goats and sheep and donkeys. The pastoralists in the areas migrate seasonally with their livestock in search of pasture which their itinerary is subject to access to scarce water points in the areas.

Provision of basic services such as access to safe, adequate water supply and eradication of illiteracy is a fundamental axis on which this proposal is focused; with the aim of improving health, animal husbandry productivity, and sanitation, fostering education and development in the target community.

For centuries, the economy of the target area is basically hinged on keeping of cattle, goats and sheep and donkeys. The pastoralists in the areas migrate seasonally with their livestock in search of pasture which their itinerary is subject to access to scarce water points in the areas.

Like in most pastoralist counties, this area and the surroundings suffer poverty. Some school of thought retains that pastoralist counties in Kenya have suffered underdevelopment due to marginalization by the state for a long time.

Project Objectives:

The main goal, as well as the objective, is to provide long-term sustainable drinking water to the people of Olomayiana and to reduce the cycle of poverty. The project funds will be used for;

1. Sinking of 1 Borehole within Olomayiana

2. Lay water pipeline from the borehole to Olomayiana Centre;

3. Construct water tank reservoir and domestic water Kiosk.

4. Construct animal watering troughs;

5. Installation of Smart Water Dispensing mechanism

6. Construction of hand-washing bay at the local school

Expected Results:

The benefits of clean water are obvious; less disease and in some cases averting death from diarrheal diseases. In the Maasai areas, dirty drinking water is the norm. It is the women and young girls' role to fetch the water. A typical water container is 20L (20 Kgs) and this may be carried up to 7-8 miles each way, or 14-16 miles total. A girl who has the job of fetching water from 7 miles away will not have any time to attend school. There is a high correlation between closeness of water and school attendance for girls.

1. Currently, Olomayiana community members access to water for their domestic use and livestock 7 Km away in the dry season. It is believed that by the end of the project about 80% of Olomayiana community will be able to access safe and adequate water supply for their domestic use and for their livestock.

2. Women and men in the community waste as much as 10 hours a day to access water in the congested water point at Oltepesi for their domestic and livestock respectively. It is anticipated that the community members will safe more than six hours a day once the project is implemented, affording them adequate time to engage in other constructive activities.

3. Overall improvement of health and sanitation standards in the community thus minimal infections among children and adults hence reduce mortality and morbidity within the community.

4. Better nutrition of school-going children with anticipated adoption of kitchen gardening in the schools.

5. Improved aesthetic beauty, tree shades and natural wind barrier after the school and the facilities within close proximity to the centre embrace tree growing.

Project Timelines:

The project is expected to take 6 months from the approval of the grant

Club Members Involvement:

The project committee comprises of at least four members of the Rotary Club of Nairobi-Langata

Other club members will be involved in project site visits for supervision, as well as mentorship activities for the local school

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Nairobi-Langata

Primary Contact: Allan Okuja

Email: okujaallan@gmail.com

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Need $67,428
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

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