Four villages in Gacorone Marimanti, county of Thraraka Nithi in Kenya, are welcoming 400 super active and strong women! In this community, farming is the main activity but due to rain and water scarcity, things are getting more and more difficult there.
132 orphans also living in the community that need multiple support.
Need in water: A very dry and remote region, without electricity or water.
People are forced to spend around 4h/day walking just to bring water, many times on same day, from the nearest river located 4 km away from the villages. The river is drained twice a year and serves the region’s wildlife at the same time.
Need in cultivation techniques and income alternatives: If sufficient water was available more farming options could be applied and and more products to provide.
a) Bringing water (drilling a borehole) would be a blessing for the four surrounding villages, a hope for the community and for the children of the host families.
b) Train, educate and involve local people to new farming techniques and products.
Capital Expenditure needs:
Water project: the cost of the borehole drilling is 12.000 euros