Water & sanitization
Kakamega | Kenya

Clean water incentives through Voice of Hope

Clean water incentives through Voice of Hope - Kakamega - Kenya
In progress
Project Status
In progress

Clean water in a community impacts all the residents in a community; reducing water borne illnesses which results in healthier citizens. Healthier citizens are more able to work, to do well in school, to care for their families, to raise healthy children, less of the precious income is spent on medical expenses.

Availability of a clean water bore hole or tap also reduces the number of hours spent collecting water, which frees up more time to parent, or to study or to just be a child.

Central location of a clean water bore hole or tap provides a safer place for women and children to collect water, where the threat of human or animal predators is significantly reduced.

The Voice of Hope teams, in partnership with Imbenzi Foundation, aim to install a bore hole or water tap or improvement to a water system each year to continue to increase the health of the people of the Kakamega region.

Latest update

Borehole for Ivole Primary

It's been an exciting and busy few months at Ivole Primary as the community prepares for the arrival of a new borehole. Planning is underway and community meetings are taking place, quotes have been received and accepted and Everlyne and Aggrey are moving forward with funds received from Voice of Hope to drill a new bore hole well at Ivole Friends Primary School in the Iguhu area of Kakamega.

The bore hole will be accessible to the school and students, and to the community after school hours and on weekends. The clean water will change the overall health of the families and the students using it as well as free up hours of time that mamas and children spend fetching water at local creeks and streams that also service the local livestock.

The willing and able crew from Rokya Supplies and General Works were soon on the ground. Despite a few hitches, the workers were able to hit water and the excitement was palpable as water spewed up out of the ground.

The concrete base was completed and after a few days of waiting for the cement to dry, cold water began to flow, along with smiles and laughter as the community collected healthy water. Life is changed thanks to the incredible generosity of the Voice of Hope community of supporters across Canada.

"On behalf of the school and the community I also want to pass my appreciation for having donated the funds to drill a borehole especially in this hardship times of Covid where most people have lost their source of income." - Everlyne

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