Clean Water for Kuna Community





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Kenya

Location: Kuna Village

Total Budget: $50,000

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

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Since 2013 the Rotary club of Downtown Los Angeles has been the international sponsor for four Global Grants from the Rotary Foundation to provide clean water and sanitation to schools and clinics in Migori, Kenya. We have spent $213,000 for grants providing clean water and improved sanitation to 2 clinics and 28 primary schools with over 15,000 students. We have helped children stay healthy and stay in school. We have saved lives.

For our next project we are working the Suna Migori Rotary club to provide a water system for Kuna Village in Homa Bay County, Kenya.

The village of Kuna does not have a year-round source of water. Their sources of water are seasonal creeks that are shared with livestock. In the wet season, the creek is polluted and carries typhoid, dysentery, E. coli, etc. In the dry season they rely on polluted water from limited locations or polluted water that is trucked in at considerable expense and the cattle must be driven 8km to drink.

This project will change the lives of the 13,700 people living in Kuna Village by the installation of a borehole well, storage tanks, and a water delivery system. The people in the village will no longer get sick or die from E. coli, parasites and other water borne diseases. Children will have more time to go to school and study. Women will no longer spend hours each day fetching polluted water.

The system will be owned by the community and run by a small group of respected women, selected by the community. The water will be sold to villagers at an affordable price. This will pay for the upkeep and expansion of the system.

The project will also build an area with concrete washtubs for the women to do laundry and a concrete trough for watering livestock. The laundry will help the women spend less time washing clothes and to do it in more safety. The second will free up the herdsmen from walking the cattle a long distance in the dry season, improve milk production and make the cattle healthier.

The host Rotarians and the community will prepare the infrastructure; the well, overhead tank, basic plumbing and building for the equipment by the end of June 2020.


This is a clean water project with huge community development benefits. Kuna village is very interested and involved. At the initial community meeting with Rotarians of the Suna Migori club, 90 people including 17 members of the community committee turned up to give input to the project.

The Village will provide raw materials such as rocks, gravel and labour for digging trenches, mixing concrete etc. as their contribution to the project.


The budget for this project is $50,000 and we still need to raise $4,000. Can you help us with this project?

We need the financial support of Rotary clubs, Rotary Districts and anyone else to make this project a reality.

If you would like more information on this project, or would like to provide funding or other assistance, please contact Peter Lattey at 310-968-3252 or peter@peterlattey.com

This is Rotary Global Grant 20100620.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Suna Migori

Primary Contact: William Bobo

Email: boboojwando@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5280

Rotary Club of: Downtown Los Angeles

Primary Contact: Peter Lattey

Email: peter@peterlattey.com

Project Status

Need $20,275
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged".
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #20100620.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Suna Migori (9212)





Downtown Los Angeles (5280)





Matching Grants Website DAF Donations





Karen H Parr




Karen H Parr


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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


by Peter Lattey

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Karen H Parr through the Matching Grants Website DAF.


by Karen H Parr

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Karen H Parr through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

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