Kenya Water Project

In much of the Third World access to clean drinking water is severely limited. Major health problems are presented by consumption of unclean water, often polluted by animal or human waste. Merely surviving becomes difficult when faced with chronic exposure to water borne disease. In the Maragoli area, one in ten children dies before age five, many due to water-borne illness. We hope to alleviate this situation to a small extent in a very poor area of the world.
Our project has been undertaken in the Maragoli region of Kenya, which is in the far western part of that country along the Equator and near the shore of Lake Victoria. The nearest town of any size is Kisumu. The area is largely rural, but Kisumu can be reached by commercial air flights.
Club members and volunteers have traveled to Maragoli and installed rainwater harvesting systems and improved sanitation systems.