Projects

Kenya Project

LOCATION:

Kimaut, Kericho County, Kenya (Approximately 170-miles (275-km) northwest of Nairobi, and 75-miles (120-km) east of Kisumu)

COMMUNITY DETAILS:

Kimaut is a community of about 5,000 people. Severe drought has dried up water resources and community members lack access to clean water. Recurrent droughts have destroyed livelihoods, triggered local conflicts over scarce resources and eroded the ability of communities to cope. Families are on the move, which poses protection risks for women and children.

The program’s first project will address the community’s water shortages while providing education, operations, and maintenance resources for the community. The program intends to expand to others area after implementation of the first project.

PROJECT SUMMARY:

The goal of the first project is to provide a sustainable source of potable water for the community, provide the tools and education needed to sustain the system, and empower the community through active project participation.  

We need volunteers to help (engineers and non-engineers a-like!), sponsors to donate, and supporters to help us spread the word. Please contact us using the button below to find out how you can help us provide a reliable potable water supply for the community of Kimaut.

PROJECT ADOPTION DATE:

July 2017

PROJECT STATUS:

Active – 1st assessment trip planned for early 2018 

TEAM LEADS:

  • John Alessi – PMEL Lead 
  • Laura Caley – Fundraising Lead 
  • Alexandra Corsi – Education & Communications Lead 
  • Steven Skeele, PE – REIC 
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