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Completed in January 2010, the water project in Swari succeeded in providing clean drinking water to thousands of people in a village where there never had been water before. The project involved well restoration and installation of a solar-powered pump, a piping system to transport water, a storage tank, and water access points. The villagers were involved in the project through Milgis Trust, and their in-depth knowledge of the Samburu traditions ensure the sustainability of the project.[singlepic id=311 w=320 h=240 float=right]
Thanks to the new water system, insufficient water supplies are no longer an issue during the dry season, and flooding does not inhibit access to clean water. In addition, the Kenyan government has decided to fund the construction of a new health clinic in the village. This clinic would not have gone ahead without the implementation of the Voss Foundation/Milgis Trust well.
Ndonyo Nasipa, Kenya
For the second Women Helping Women project, the Voss Foundation again partnered with Milgis Trust to provide clean water to a rural village in Samburuland, Kenya. The project involved well excavation and reinforcement, as well as installation of a solar-powered pump, a piping system, storage tanks, and water points.
[singlepic id=683 w=320 h=240 float=left]The entire Ndonyo Nasipa community now has access to a clean water system. The new water access points have reduced the distance to the nearest water source from as many as 4 kilometers to less than 1 kilometer, and the time spent collecting water has been reduced to less than 15 minutes.