......This Project is Fully Funded......
---The objective of this global grant project is to provide a sustainable source of clean water to the Maasai community of Eorr Enkitok in the rural hill country of the Western Rift Valley of Kenya, about 145 km north west Nairobi.
--The project proposes to complete an existing deep fresh water well drilled by the World Bank and Rift Valley Water Service in June 2014 by equipping it with a submerged electrical pump, connected to the local power grid, and an elevated 24,000 liter holding tank connecting it to gravity fed 8.4 km long pipeline distribution system. This project when finished will benefit about 10,000 people in five cluster communities, as well as three schools and an orphanage, downhill from the well head. Five water kiosks and four live stock watering troughs will be strategically placed in or near the communities along the pipeline path to service the communities and their livestock..
Once established, the system will be self-sustaining through a water tariff business model operated by the communities. This will pay for the electricity for the pump operation and minor system maintenance.
--Technical operations orientation training will be provided to the local community water committees by the contractor and MERC. Hygiene, clean water use and the sustainability business operating model training will be provided by MERC. Project outcome will be monitored and assessed by the RC of Naivasha and MERC, along with assistance from the students from Prescott College, AZ, who will be on field studies with the Maasai communities.
The Rotary Foundation approved the grant and authorized the release of funds (total $145,163) in February 2015.
Construction commenced after the rainy season in June 2015.
Anticipate completion of construction in August/September 2016.
The Host Country Club/Project Manager is the Rotary Club of Naivasha Kenya, contact President Jeremiah Kuria, firstname.lastname@example.org, 011-254-711-233-370
The International Partner/Program mgr. is Dist 7670 Water Projects, contact Bob Felt, email@example.com, 828-696-4103 (RC of Hendersonville, NC); and Bob Soderstrom, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-282-8882 (RC of Hendersonville, NC)
Our Significant Funding Partner and mentor is Dist 5490, contact Craig Wilson, email@example.com , 602-561-1487 (RC of Phoenix, AZ)
Our NGO Partner is the Institute for Maasai Education, Research and Conservation (MERC), contact Prof. Meitamei Ole Dapash, firstname.lastname@example.org , 011-254-704-059-937; and the Maasai Community Partnership Project, Prescott College, AZ (USA), contact Prof. Mary Poole, email@example.com,(928)308-6537