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Group Name: Eramatare Self Help Group Number of Years With WILK: First received a loan in 2013.  2014 saw the repayment of their second loan. Group Information: Eramatare is from all around the local Group Ranch: Olchorro, Risa, Meshenani, Ilmarba, Namelok – it was started by members of one clan to help them raise money […]

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Ol Tukai Orok

Group Name: Ol Tukai Orok Self Help Group Number of Years with WILK: Ol Tukai received their first loan in 2013 Group Information: Ol Tukai Orok means the black (or dark) Palm trees, referring to trees that grow in Amboseli National Park.  The group is located in Enkong’u Narok village and has 14 group members. […]

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  Group Name: Meshenani Livestock Keepers Self Help Group Number of Years With WILK: Meshenani was one of the original livestock groups, and first received a loan in 2011. Group Information: Meshenani is located on the north end of Amboseli park, and is one of our original water project locales.  The group has 17 members […]

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Ilmarba Livestock Group

Group Name: Ilmarba Livestock Group Number of Years with WILK: Ilmarba is one of the 4 original livestock groups and has received 3 loans. Group Information: Ilmarba is a smaller group, with only 10 members.  The Ilmarba community is close to the Tanzanian border, where a borehole rehab was completed. (more…)



Esokota is a large community of almost 3,000 people. They have done everything they can to improve their own lives: they have built a school for the children and even a rainwater harvesting system. Unfortunately for such a large population, rainwater isn’t enough even in a good year, and it certainly is not enough if […]

Elephants that live near Ilmarba


Project Background: The community of Ilmarba is located near the Tanzanian border, in between two of our other projects, Imisgiyio and Olepolos. The village has had a borehole well, pump, and generator for some time, that approximately 1,500 people use. The issue Ilmarba faced was a rather unique one: elephants came and damaged the well system. […]

Enkorbobit well


Enkorbobit is a village located further outside the Amboseli National Park, and thus it lacks the access some communities have to the park’s resources. One of these resources is water, and the six miles that separate their homes from the park made getting water an all day affair. The people knew they needed clean water, […]

girls carrying water together


Noosidan, like Enkorbobit, is outside of the Amboseli National Park, by the southeastern border. It is a rural community, and due to their distance from the park and lack of resources they had a difficult time getting water for themselves. They were truly thankful when we approached them and offered to dig a well in […]

Joyce at Risa


Around 1,500 people call the village of Risa home. For a long time, the closest water source was at the Iremito gate of the Amboseli National Park, approximately five kilometers to the south. Unfortunately this source did not provide reliably year round, so women had no choice but to travel even farther to water sources like […]

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Enkong’u Narok

The village of Enkong’u Narok is one of the smallest WILK serves; currently about 1,000 people live there. Translated, Enkong’u Narok means “black spring”, and it has earned this name because of the water source nearby that produces dark, murky water. Villagers often complain about having to deal with malaria, and other water-borne illnesses. Located in […]