Oltorotua Prepares for Water from Wells!

Jackson sent me an e-mail that said, “The villagers of Oltorotua and I are happy about the water drillers being expected on site.” Dan Odero, our hydrogeologist, notified him to expect drillers on February 22. Jackson is on leave from camp during the drilling and called a meeting “to discuss on the water project issues including community/village contributions to get ready.” He sent these photos.

IMG_3748IMG_3750He also captioned the photo below, “The three women standing are: Chairlady, Treasurer and Secretary of the Water committee.” If you’ve read my posts over the past months, you know how pleased I am that Rotary International has taken on this project. Although I’m not a Rotarian, I admire the philosophy behind the work they do. Rotary Clubs (including those, of course, in MD and Kenya) believe in projects that empower women and they also want to build for sustainability. Not that anything lasts forever but we don’t want them to quickly break down, with no money for repairs. I am super pleased that these three women will join with other villagers, men and women, to assure that money is collected from well users and set aside for the future. Three cheers for the villagers of Oltorotua!

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