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2021

Ivumbu Community B (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Ivumbu Community B (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Date : 2021

Project Type : Sand Dam
Program : Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

Description
The Ivumbu community is found in a reasonably high altitude area that has land and a climate favorable to agriculture. The majority of the 1,284 community members here are involved in subsistence farming – growing crops such as maize, peas, beans, mangoes, and bananas for family use. They then sell the surplus for profit. Other community members work hard to provide for their families through various formal and informal employment.
For most people in the Ivumbu community, the day starts at 6:00 am when people get out of their beds. Children prepare for school, and after that, livestock are either taken for grazing or tethered in the available pieces of families’ land. After that, the parents take breakfast and settle for other activities. The wife in each family is generally tasked with going out and looking for water for her family’s use, then coming back to run household errands. Husbands typically engage in the main income-generating activities for each family such as farming or casual labor.

After the community picked the ideal spot, our technical team went in and proved the viability by finding a good foundation of bedrock. Now, our engineers are busy drawing up the blueprints. We are unified with this community to address the water shortage. As more sand dams are built, the environment will continue to transform. As the sand dams mature and build up more sand, the water tables will rise. Along with this sand dam, a hand-dug well will be installed to give community members a comfortable, safe way to access that water. Building this sand dam and the well in this community will help bring clean water closer to hundreds of people living here.

Impact : 1,284 Served

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