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Do you drink rain water collected from the roadside?


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Most of us are used to turning on a faucet when we need water to drink, wash our hands, or brew a cuppa.  Explaining that people in the village of Oltorotua are without electricity and water doesn’t explain their situation so well as this e-mail I received from Paul Kirui, Kenyan Group Chief Safari Guide for Heritage Hotels.  Paul initially introduced me to Jackson, whom he saw as a bright young man with potential to be an excellent guide and Jackson is now at Siana Springs, one of Heritage’s safari camps.  Paul wrote:

  • I am praying that this project will come true. I was driving past Oltorotua a week ago and was touched by the desperate need for clean water in the area when I saw women collecting water by the road side after the rains. This was even before you mentioned to me about your proposed project. I hope it goes through, it will be of great help to the community.
    Regards,
    Paul

A proposal is moving ahead.  Hopefully, good news will follow that it has been accepted and then you’ll be getting many more updates.  Incidentally, Paul is also an ornithologist and photographer.  Visit his web site.

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