Just last month one of the founders of our Trust, John Blaiklock, visited our projects in Kenya and Uganda. See some of his photos on our Facebook page.
We are delighted to tell you that the distribution of water to the school and town communities of Moindabi was completed in November. As on past visits, John met with officials from the Kenyan government to update them on the water project. Inspired by our story, the Kenyan Government have given the community an additional $28,000 NZD to assist with further water distribution. This is a fantastic achievement! The Kenyan Government have also indicated that there will be more funds available in the next few months for further water distribution. This is very encouraging for the community.
Now that the main water distribution pipes are installed and functioning, the work on installing individual connections and meters to the houses has begun, with the neediest families being connected first. The cost of water to the families will be less than what they have been paying for water to date, with the added benefit of not having to spend hours collecting it. This time will now be spent elsewhere, like attending school. What a great achievement!