G-1244

Lukenya Water and Sanitation,

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Kenya

Location: Lukenya, Machakos

Total Budget: $54,410

Areas of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Water and sanitation


This grant will bring to completion PHASE II of ongoing Adopt-a-Community efforts. It will purchase a farm tractor and clean water wagon. The tractor will pull the clean water wagon for delivering bulk clean water to schools, health clinics and community water tanks (kiosks) in semi-arid Lukenya area in Machakos County, Kenya. It will fund and set up 2 community water access points in the form of kiosks for residents who are 2-7 miles away from a borehole or quality sustainable water source. The grant will provide funding to Children Peace Initiatives (CPI) - Kenya (lead by a Rotary Peace Scholar) to train Lukenya region teachers and community leaders. The training will be modeled after their successful peace curriculum in Northern Kenya. Trained teachers and community leaders will return to their schools and villages to implement peace initiatives and provide Alternative Conflict Resolutions. The grant will fund a toilet pilot project at a school in Northern Kenya. The school like many in this region has only one toilet for all the students/staff. This is a source of cultural conflict.

NEED: Machakos County region in Kenya has a population of about 1.1 million and is drought prone. This grant will focus on Lukenya section of Machakos County, which is extremely dry and lacks clean sustainable water. 2-5 mile walks to collect standing water, dry seasonal ponds and streams are a daily norm. Poverty has ushered many challenges to this community of recent non indigenous migrants living on former colonial sisal farm land. It is also home to recent relocated slum dwellers.

COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT:

The Central, Northern and far Eastern regions of Lukenya lack water and prospects for drilling new reliable water wells are diminishing. In 2014, the community approached Rotarians from Rotary club of El Cajon Sunset for assistance in community and school water challenges. Extensive consultation (2015) with a certified hydro/geologist, community based self help groups, Rotarians from Machakos, Syokimau and Paul Mue Foundation (PMF), a Kenyan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that provides social services in the region, yielded data and input as to the best method of utilizing the available water resources. The foundation revealed that the community is experiencing additional challenges on peace and was in need of professional support in addressing peace and other community issues. Nearby Mlolongo City, an East African long distance truck stop has an unusual high number of Orphan children that need assistance.

In July/August 2016, two Rotarians from El Cajon Sunset travelled to Kenya and reviewed the project with RC Machakos Syokimau, Paul Mue Foundation and Children Peace Initiatives-Kenya. They participated in Rotary school desk distribution and orphanage feeding programs to strengthen club relationships and practice grant implementation policies. A final decision was then reached to support the grant and assist the Lukenya region.

BUDGET Total $54,410.00

The Rotary Club of El Cajon Sunset has made arrangements with a USA NGO to provide all orphan children in the area with clean drinking water bottles as part of the community improvement program.

ROTARIANS HAVE SET UP A PENPAL LETTER FORUM BETWEEN STUDENTS OF A USA SCHOOL AND KENYAN SCHOOL IN THIS AREA. THE PROGRAM IS FOSTERING FRIENDSHIP AND CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING FOR THIS AREA.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Machakos Syokimau

Primary Contact: Sidy Nduta

Email: sidy1021@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: El Cajon Sunset

Primary Contact: Richard Makau

Email: erafiki2003@aol.com

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Machakos Syokimau (9212)

25-Oct-16

$100

-

$100

El Cajon Sunset (5340)

25-Oct-16

$3,507

$3,500

$7,007

San Diego (5340)

3-Nov-16

$2,000

$2,000

$4,000

El Cajon (5340)

28-Dec-16

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$7,803

$15,500

$23,303

Total

$54,410

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

25-Oct-16

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

3-Nov-16

by Richard Makau

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Roger Haines of the Rotary Club of San Diego, District 5340.

28-Dec-16

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Sean Bradford of the Rotary Club of El Cajon, District 5340.

28-Dec-16

by Richard Makau

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 with $2,000 DDF by Mark Wheeler of the Rotary Club of La Mesa Sunrise, District 5340.

28-Dec-16

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $7 by Richard Makau of the Rotary Club of El Cajon Sunset, District 5340.

28-Dec-16

System Entry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

30-Jan-17

by Richard Makau

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 DDF by Richard Makau of the Rotary Club of El Cajon Sunset, District 5340.

30-Jan-17

by Richard Makau

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 DDF by Richard Makau of the Rotary Club of El Cajon Sunset, District 5340.

14-Feb-17

by Janice Kurth

D5340 approved the DDF for this project, contingent upon each of San Diego, El Cajon Sunset and El Cajon Rotary Clubs having 2 people attend the Global Grant Training Seminar on March 18. See www.rotary5340.org for more information and to sign up.

19-May-17

by Richard Makau

We are waiting for updated data from schools in the grant before we submit.

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