East Kanyamamba, Kenya

A Team Fundraising Page Benefiting Engineers Without Borders USA
  • Team goal:
  • $5,000
  • Raised so far:
  • $1,230
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Welcome to East Kanyamamba Clean Water Supply Program’s fundraising page!

The Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter has been involved with this program and community since 2010. We support the village of East Kanyamamba, Kenya known as KEK. The KEK community is located in southwestern Kenya near the eastern shore of Lake Victoria and the Tanzania border. The community is a rural subsistence farming community of approximately 1,600 people.

WE ARE STAYING CONNECTED!

The KEK community struggles with access to clean drinking water, especially during seasons of extreme drought or flooding. Disease is prevalent. There is no local health center, roads that flood during the rainy season, and food crops that depend on rain for water but are plagued by periods of drought. The KEK community reached out to EWB-USA for a solution.

The Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter’s KEK project team performed an assessment trip in 2010 and an implementation trip in 2015. In October 2015, the KEK project team constructed three spring boxes, two 2,000-gallon ferro-cement tanks, over 900 feet of pipeline, and two distribution manifolds where up to 4 people can simultaneously draw water.

WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

This project has removed surface water contamination from sources such as human and livestock contact from the drinking water source for over 500 community members, and will save hundreds of hours spent waiting in line for water. The project employed up to 30 very diligent workers from the community over the month-long implementation. The KEK project team’s next step is to return to KEK community and monitor the project and make sure it is functioning correctly, additionally the team will perform assessments for future phases of the program.

Help the KEK project team in preparing for their monitoring trip in the summer of 2017, by making a donation today.  The process is fast, easy, and secure. Whatever you can give will help is greatly appreciated.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

If you can't make a donation at this point, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter! Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page!

Thank you on behalf of the Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter, the KEK project team and the community of East Kanyamamba. 


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