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Water Projects for 2009-2011

This is the fourth round of a programme, commenced in 2006, for the provision of clean water to marginalized communities in Kitui, Kenya. Kitui is always considered “food insecure”- that is, the majority of the population are not able to grow sufficient crops or raise enough livestock to provide an adequate diet for their own families. In 2010 the situation has reached crisis point, because after three years of successive drought, near-total crop failure occurred after the failure of the November/December rains.

Our water harvesting projects are based on very simple technology such as hand-dug “shallow” wells (which may be up to 30 metres deep), rainwater collection systems with storage tanks, and sand dams which store flood water in dry river beds.

Our first programme commenced in 2006 with 8 projects, was followed by 12 projects in 2007, and 17 projects in 2008. All of these projects have been funded in their entirety by individual donations and by community and school fundraising efforts.

The projects listed below will commence July/August 2009, for a 12 month programme was originally due to be completed around July 2010. For this new round, we have extended the programme to include sanitation facilities. Due to the extreme famine conditions prevailing in 2010/2011, completion was delayed until June 2011.

Technical details of these water harvesting structures can be found on our Downloads Page

Round 4 PROJECT DETAILS

District

District/ Divisions

No.

Location

Project Type

Arboloo slabs

Pit latrines

Hand washing stations

No of Benefic-iaries  

Kyuso

Kyuso/Tseikuru

1

Mulangoni

Sand dam

 

-

-

900

1

Mulangoni  

Water tank

 

 

 

300

1

Masyungwa

Water tank

 

1

2

300

 

Masyungwa

Sand dam

 

 

 

1200

1

Kathiani

Hand dug well

 

 

 

300

Kyuso/ Ngomeni

1

Mitamisyi

Hand dug well

-

 

 

258

1

Mitamisyi (School)

Water tank

 

1

2

300

1

Ngomeni

Hand dug well

 

 

 

216

Kyuso/ Kyuso

1

Kyuso

Hand dug well

-

-

-

240

1

Kyuso (School)

Water tank

 

 

 

300

Mwingi

Mwingi/ Migwani

1

Migwani (Special needs school)

Water tank

-

1

2

300

 

1

Thitani

Hand dug well

 

 

 

180

 

Kitui

Kitui/ Yatta

1

Kiseuni (School)

Water tank

-

 

 

300

 

1

 

Sand dam

 

 

 

840

 

1

Nthongoni

Earth pan/ dam

10

-

-

1140

Kitui/ Mwitika

1

Malalani

Earth pan

10

 

 

720

 

1

Endau

Sand dam

 

 

 

600

 

1

Endau (School)

Water tank

 

 

 

300

Kitui/ Mutito

1

Kaliku (School)

Water tank

 

1

2

300

 

1

Mutito (School)

Water tank

 

 

 

300

Mutomo

Mutomo/ Mutomo

1

Kitoo

Earth pan

10

-

-

780

1

Mwala

Earth pan

10

 

 

600

Mutomo/Mutha- (laying of 5km pipeline and, 2 water kiosks)  

Kanziku & Simisi

Pipeline & Kiosks

 

-

-

2400

Mutomo/ Mutha

1

Mutha

Sand dam

 

 

 

588

Do.

1

Mutha

Earth Dam

10

 

 

1020 

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