January 23, 2015
Just before the holiday, Milgis Trust, our partner in the Samburu region of Kenya, shared several photos from the implementation of our solar-powered water system in the community of Lekeri. The Lekeri water system was funded by Lene Maria for Rent Vann in memory of Maria Annette Ofstad Derås, a friend of Lene Maria’s, who passed away at the age of 21 from Battens disease. When Maria Annette passed away, her family asked friends to donate to Lene Maria for Rent Vann (or Lene Maria for Clean Water, in English). Lekeri is the fifth Lene Maria for Rent Vann project with Voss Foundation, and their third in Kenya. The campaign has funded 4 sanitation facilities and 17 water access points in 9 communities in Kenya, Liberia, and Uganda.
The project will outfit a well dug by the community with a solar-powered pump. The system will pumps water to two water access points: one standpipe next to the borehole, and one standpipe in the community. To see photos from the first stages of implementation, scroll through the gallery above.