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Lenkiloriti Borehole Equipping

Project Background: 1,678 people in Lenkiloriti have been without clean water for years. They rely on water from a dam during the rainy season, but during the dry seasons they suffer continuously as they walk long distances for water for themselves and their livestock. As the water in the dam goes down it becomes stagnant […]

Esukuta Washing

Esukuta Borehole

  Project Background: Esukuta is a community WILK has worked with since 2015.  We estimate that there are about 2,400 people who own approximately 3,000 cattle and 11,000 smallstock (goats or sheep).  A government primary school is nearby as well as an unregistered private school.  In May 2015, WILK drilled a well which yields over […]

First Tanks2


  In May 2015, Water is Life Kenya implemented our Olchorro Community Water Pipeline storage tank project.  The town of Olchorro has a pipeline but the water is unreliable, especially during August-October, the regular drought period. Pipeline members have water taps but few have water storage. When no water is in the line, taps are […]



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 […]

women at a working pump


Olepolos is located in Amboseli National Park, near the Tanzanian border. It is a densely populated area; home to almost 2,500 Kenyans. In the past, these villagers had to cross the border into Tanzania every day and wait in line at the Kamwanga well. This cost the women eight hours every day, and nearly three […]