October 26, 2012
Voss Foundation worked with our partner in Kenya, Milgis Trust, to identify the best site for the Lene Maria clean water project, choosing the small village of Masikita in the Samburu region.
What we propose here is that they already have a very good borehole, but with a very poor water system. In fact [it is] virtually obsolete [due to lack of maintenance— sadly, a very common problem in Africa, where only 7% of aid goes to maintaining existing services]. They have a very old Diesel pump, that [only] sometimes brings water up the pipeline…so it’s incredibly erratic [and has been a] problem for a long time. We believe a proper Voss Foundation project to sustain the livelihood of this very dynamic community would be fantastic! -Helen, founder of Milgis Trust