The Elders Find Out the Process


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Actually writing a grant is one major piece of gaining a well for Oltorotua. Building the well is a second piece. But a third piece is organizing for sustainability.

In other words, we want the project to live on, to provide water to the village for many years. That means having the village residents invested […]

The Season for Thanks


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If you have read my older blog, Writing a Book–The Winding Path, in which I write more about Jackson and the Maasai in general, you have read this post but I think it’s worth repeating at this holiday season and will give you a taste of life in Kenya.

Last summer Jackson had computer problems […]

The news gets better!


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Dan Odero, a water engineer (hydrogeologist) in Kenya cleared his schedule to spend two days with Jackson Liaram at Oltorotua village. This morning he sent an e-mail that it was “a fruitful outing.” He still has to do a detailed analysis to locate the best site for the well but we are on our way! […]

On Our Way!


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I’m trying not to sound too excited but this morning Jackson met Dan, a hydrogeologist, and his team member, at Narok and escorted them to Oltorotua to begin a survey to determine the feasibility of a well. Jackson said the villagers are eager to meet Dan and he has promised photos. Just my mental picture […]

A Hydrogeological Study: Say that 3 times fast!


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Hopefully, more news soon but Dec. 20-21 a hydrogeologist team will investigate the feasibility of a well for Oltorotua, the village at which Jackson Liaram and his family (of whom we are honorary members!) live in the Masai Mara region of Kenya. We hope the team discovers a good flow of water and tells us […]

Spreading the Word: Water is a basic human right!


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Although Jackson and I continue to work and hope for a grant, the process is long and […]