Kioneki Primary School Rainwater Catchment System – Kenya

Njabini, Nyandarua County, Central Province, Kenya

Community Description
The Njabini community is located 8,000 feet high in the Aberdare Mountain Range. It is two hours from the capital city of Nairobi, and is the source of water and much of the food that is transported there.

Despite the fact that the area receives more rainfall than much of the country, the majority of the population does not have access to clean water, as the means of effectively catching and storing rainwater are severely lacking.

Problem Addressed
Kioneki Primary School is a young school, started only five years ago. Since its inception, the student population has steadily been increasing, from 130 students to the current 461 students. The staff consists of 14 teachers, the headmaster, and the deputy headmaster.

The school was partially funded by the government, but before completion, funding was terminated, leaving classrooms half-built, no staff offices, and no means of water collection for the students and staff.

Project Description
This project is to build a rainwater catchment system at the school.

The system will include a 10,000-liter water tank, gutters along the roof of the school building, and piping from the roof to the tank.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the tank, roof gutters, piping, and gutter hooks. Cement and ballast will also be purchased to build the base.

Stones, sand, and mesh will be provided by parents and staff of the school.

The members of Beautify Aberdare and the parents of the students will provide all of the necessary labor.

Project Impact
About 480 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jennifer Navala

This is an important project that will improve the health and well-being of students and staff. It will provide needed water for drinking, cooking, and sanitation.

Jennifer previously completed the Njabini Youth Centre Rainwater Catchment Project – Kenya.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date


Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will give you “naming rights” if that is something you would like.

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of the Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

Dollar Amount Needed

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.