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HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can help improve the quality of life of the people in the District of Laikipia, Kenya by donating to the KENYA WATER PROJECT. Engineers Without Borders - Orange County Chapter has raised $50,145 for the KENYA WATER PROJECT; however, at least $10,000 still needs to be raised to complete the project. Your donation will ensure that the people in the District of Laikipia, Kenya have access to clean water. Every dollar helps!
Currently, none of the communities in the District of Laikipia, Kenya have a permanent water supply. Therefore, during the dry season most families have no water at all and during the wet season some families need to walk 10 miles round trip to the nearest water supply.
EWB-USA OC Chapter's proposed solution will sustainably supply 40 liters of clean water per day per household, which will meet livestock and agricultural needs. During the assessment phase of the project, EWB-USA OC compiled a comprehensive water quality profile of the region, a 2-foot contour survey for future rain water pan design, and a baseline assessment in order to quantify health improvements. Following the assessment phase, EWB-USA OC completed a 50 percent design on eight rain, surface, and groundwater options. Six assessment criteria were identified to evaluate the risk, sustainability, and cost-efficiency of each option. Ultimately, the proposed solution includes house-based rainwater collection, filtration, and shallow-spring development with connections to intermediate aquifers resulting in a multi-resource portfolio for the community. The proposed solution will be approved by the Sukutan community and associated NGO before it implemented.
Four years ago, following an outbreak of violence, the inhabitants of the Sukutan community decided to improve their land security and natural resource management. The community registered as a legal organization and approached the Zeitz Foundation to help implement a Resource Use Assessment. The Resource Use Assessment identified that clean water improvements ranked second in importance and level of difficulty to resolve. As a result, the Sukutan community and associated NGO approached EWB-USA OC for assistance in designing and implementing a solution that provides clean water to the entire community.