Conclusion of Baricho Dispensary Water Supply Project – Kenya

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Lorenzo Nava. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to establish a clean and reliable water supply to the dispensary.

Lorenzo reports:

Work on the Baricho Water Supply project started in January. Materials were purchased and transported to the Baricho Dispensary where members from the community volunteered their time to help dig trenches on the dispensary grounds in which to lay the plumbing for the project.

In the following days a total of two new wash basins were installed, one in the maternity ward and one in the procedure area of the dispensary, a previously installed but non-functional basin in the main clinic was repaired, and an outside tap was placed in front of the dispensary.

Work was completed in ten days, and at approximately 5 pm on January 25, 2011 running water flowed into the Baricho Dispensary for the first time. All new installations have been found to be in perfect working order.

Lorenzo provides comments from the community:

“I’m very thankful and I’m very happy with the project. This is a big change for our dispensary to have running water. It will help us very much.”

“Running water is very important in a hospital; I’m very thankful.”

“This is something that will help the entire community.”

“In 70 years this dispensary has never had running water. This will really help mothers who give birth at the dispensary.”

Thank you again for your support of this project and for your help in addressing a major challenge to the health and wellbeing of the overall community.

We again wish to thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for this project.