CLEAN WATER FOR KUNA VILLAGE
ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT 20100620
Since 2013 the Rotary club of Downtown Los Angeles has been the international sponsor for four Global Grants from the Rotary Foundation to provide clean water and sanitation to schools and clinics in Migori, Kenya. We have spent $213,000 for grants providing clean water and improved sanitation to 2 clinics and 28 primary schools with over 15,000 students. We have helped children stay healthy and stay in school. We have saved lives.
For our next project we are working the Suna Migori Rotary club to provide a water system for Kuna Village in Homa Bay County, Kenya.
The village of Kuna does not have a year-round source of water. Their sources of water are seasonal creeks that are shared with livestock. In the wet season, the creek is polluted and carries typhoid, dysentery, E. coli, etc. In the dry season they rely on polluted water from limited locations or polluted water that is trucked in at considerable expense and the cattle must be driven 8km to drink.
This project will change the lives of the 13,700 people living in Kuna Village by the installation of a borehole well, storage tanks, and a water delivery system. The people in the village will no longer get sick or die from E. coli, parasites and other water borne diseases. Children will have more time to go to school and study. Women will no longer spend hours each day fetching polluted water.
The system will be owned by the community and run by a small group of respected women, selected by the community. The water will be sold to villagers at an affordable price. This will pay for the upkeep and expansion of the system.
The project will also build an area with concrete washtubs for the women to do laundry and a concrete trough for watering livestock. The laundry will help the women spend less time washing clothes and to do it in more safety. The second will free up the herdsmen from walking the cattle a long distance in the dry season, improve milk production and make the cattle healthier.
The host Rotarians and the community will prepare the infrastructure; the well, overhead tank, basic plumbing and building for the equipment by the end of June 2020.
This is a clean water project with huge community development benefits. Kuna village is very interested and involved. At the initial community meeting with Rotarians of the Suna Migori club, 90 people including 17 members of the community committee turned up to give input to the project.
The Village will provide raw materials such as rocks, gravel and labour for digging trenches, mixing concrete etc. as their contribution to the project.
FUNDING AND BUDGET.
The budget for this project is $50,000.
IT IS FULLY FUNDED AND APPROVED BY TRF.
If you would like more information on this project, or would like to provide funding or other assistance, please contact Peter Lattey at 310-968-3252 or email@example.com
This is Rotary Global Grant 20100620.