Clean Water is a Challenge in remote areas of Kenya,
and only a very small portion of it is drinkable.
Taking simple steps to save water in your daily activities can add up to a significant number of gallons of water conserved. And water conservation is a key link between balancing our current and future water needs.
We use water for many purposes like drinking, washing, bathing, cooking etc. Most of the time we take water for granted. It is only during the summer season we can understand the value of it, when we have to face its shortage.
The amount of water needed by a person for drinking, washing, cooking and maintaining proper hygiene is aproximately of 50 liters per person per day. This amount is about two or three buckets of water per person. If we get this amount of water we should consider our self fortunate, because in today’s world many areas are suffering from the water scarcity.
Situation at the Orphanage
At St Irene Orthodox Mission Center community with a population of 160 needy children suffers from a lack of clean water supply. We have undergone unheard human miseries due to constant droughts and unreliable rainfalls. We only rely on fetching water from a river that is located approximately 12 Kms away from the school, an indication that there is no constant water supply. The community relies on water from wells, which run dry if droughts persist. There are also ponds of stagnant water which are used by both human and animal community. Thus people are generally at the mercy of their creator since the cleanliness of such waters is not assured.
Drilling a Borehole at the Mission Center
The project idea is to improve access to clean water for St. Irene Orthodox Mission Center and the needy community at neighborhood through sinking of borehole. The organization will get the boreholes drilling company and water pump Supply Company; it will also coordinate the entire project while seeking technical advice from the experts. The project estimated cost is USD 26,000.