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Due to the prolonged drought in many parts of Africa, Amsha Africa is helping construct water and sanitation projects in schools, churches, and public areas that are in dire need of water.

Amsha Africa is planning on constructing boreholes, pumps, rain water collection tanks and latrines at various selected project sites in Kenya and expand to other communities in Africa.

Problem Statement:
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Many residents in rural communities in Africa do not have access to clean drinking water. The current drought situation due to lack of rains in many areas has made the water situation worse. Residents are now forced to use dirty, diseased water which leads to a cycle of poverty, sickness, and an inability to develop. This is needless suffering. We have witnessed residents trek for more than 30 miles (50Km) in some areas just to get water that is not even fit for human use.

With clean water from our proposed “Sponsor a Well” project, young children who spend most of their time looking for water will return to school, women will begin small businesses and men will no longer be too sick to work. Fields will be watered and food supply will become more reliable. Health will return to the local community and children will grow up to be productive members of their community. The cycle of poverty will be broken and lives will change with the completion of this project.

Project Implementation & Management Plan:
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Immediately after we secure the funds and for the water projects we will:

• Mobilize the Community: Ensures effective management of project.
• Formation of Local Water Management Committee: Develops project ownership and sustenance.
• Identify Exact Project Site based on professional geological survey of area.
• Collection of Locally Available Materials.
• Purchase Remainder of Materials.
• We partner with an established borehole driller who has a lot of experience and construct the well.
• Monitoring & manage the well for the duration of its life: Ensures successful and efficient management of the project.

Project time-frame once we secure the funds from start to finish will be 6 weeks.

Project Monitoring & Evaluation Plan:
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In all cases, we work to ensure that the local community is actually invested in the project. We work with the local authorities such as chiefs and district officers and community leaders to form Local Water Management Commitees that will monitor and evaluate the project. In addtion we make sure that the local community invests some money into the project so that they feel like they own part of the project.

After the well is installed, the drill team will explain how the pump works, how to keep the area clean, and what to do if it breaks. We will make sure the community is able to contact our partners whenever maintenance is needed through our local project coordinator. A simple repair can become costly if unskilled folks try to fix it alone

Documentation & Sharing Results
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For every project we complete, we document the work with GPS location data, a field report, and photos. We will set milestones for each phase of the project during the project and provide reports from our project co-ordinator and the local water management committee that will be formed to oversee the project. During the progress of the project, daily meetings will be set to ensure all the participants are informed of the progress. The field project co-ordinator will be sending email updates with photo and video attachments (if possible) during and after the completion of the project. A media event will be held at the conclusion of the project which will include local media, local authorities, and the community that was involved in making the project a success.

1. Provide a clean & sustainable water source for local communities

2. Encourage and educate locals on environmental conservation

3. Ensure fields will be watered, animals provided water and food supply become more reliable.