Conclusion of Enkitoria Community Dispensary Water Project – Kenya

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

The project was to reconstruct the tap at Enkitoria Community Dispensary and to construct a new tap at Mara Shiners Academy.

Porter reports:

The Enkitoria Community Dispensary Water Project has been completed. This project was started while the students were away on holiday and was completed in time to be ready for the beginning of the new school term.

The Enkitoria Community Dispensary tap was repaired by removing old concrete, fitting a new pipe, and encasing it with new concrete.

While the old concrete was removed and the pipes of the Enkitoria Community Dispensary tap exposed, a T-pipe was used to tap into the main line. Then the pipe was run 60 meters to the Mara Shiners Academy, and a concrete wash basin was built and a new tap was installed.

When the teaching staff and students returned they were very happy to see that the new tap was constructed & working well. The head teacher expressed her enthusiasm by saying this tap will improve the students’ lives in many ways, now and in the future. Not only will the new tap afford them better hygiene practices but it will provide drinking water and someday the water will be useful in helping to provide meals to the students.

The Board of Directors for the Mara Shiners Academy was very happy with the final project. It said that the tap at the school will be greatly appreciated as every year the institution grows. Being able to have a tap that provides continuous, clean water is an important and necessary resource for a growing school.

The refurbishment of the tap at the Enkitoria Community Dispensary has been valued greatly by the community at large. Many individuals have expressed their thanks to the dispensary as they wait in line to fill their water basins. The Enkitoria Board of Directors has called this project a “great relief” to the community as there are now two taps open to the public. It also said that the full importance of this tap will be realized when the dry season returns.

In conclusion, this project has made a very wide impact on the Oloolaimutia Community. It has reached the staff, students, & families of the Mara Shiners Academy while also reaching the broader community as whole. It has been appreciated by and assisted many.

I am grateful for the assistance that your organization has provided me with in order to carry out this project with my community. I look forward to the possibility of working with Appropriate Projects in the future.

We wish to thank Porter for completing this project, and again extend our gratitude to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding.