February 19, 2013
Implementation of the new Voss Foundation clean water system in Masikita – our fifth in Kenya – is in full swing! Our partner Milgis Trust just sent us photos of the work being done. A solar pump will pipe clean water over 2.5 kilometers to various access points throughout the community, providing clean water to 3,000 people! You can read the full project description here. We are thrilled to see the progress being made! Milgis Trust is extremely well respected among the people of Samburuland, ensuring excellent community involvement. Through its scouting program, it is able to monitor a large geographic region and evaluate community needs, and its solar water systems are more efficient than old diesel pumps. The Bergum family will attend the opening ceremony later this week, as representatives of the Lene Maria for Rent Vann campaign, which funded the water system in memory of their daughter.