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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 […]

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Joyce and the Water Committee

100 in Olchorro

100 Tanks! We did it! Thanks to your support, Olchorro will never be the same. Here are some pictures of the tank distribution. One picture is of the Olchorro pipeline committee, they make it so easy for us to work together! Congrats on good leadership and hard work.

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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 […]

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Olchorro

Olchorro is moving forward! During the last week of April and first weeks of May, Water is Life Kenya will be implementing our Olchorro tank project.  The town of Olchorro has a pipeline but the water is terribly unreliable.  The project we’ve developed with the local water committee requires individuals to build a concrete slab […]

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Esokota

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 […]

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Ilmarba Elephants

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. […]

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Enkorbobit

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, […]

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Girls Carry Water Together

Noosidan

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 […]

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Joyce at Risa

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 […]

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