Fresh Water in Oltorotua!

Dan Odero, our hydrogeologist, sent an e-mail with the good news at 2:55 EST this afternoon:

Hi All,

Newsflash started drilling today hit water at 72m this evening. Will keep you updated.

Regards,

Dan

Seventy-two meters is 236 feet, a deep well, but, as Steve King said when he phoned me, “At least they hit […]

Gazetting the Drilling Tender Tomorrow

Pundits oft times say Britain and America are “two nations divided by a common language.” Which may have possibly been said by Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde. Which, in turn, suggests the Monty Python skit in which Wilde and Shaw take turns exchanging witticisms before the King. Wilde repeatedly reacts to Shaw’s […]

Well Update

You’d think I would get a lot done during the two weeks awaiting the birth of my first great-grandchild. I did. But I had fun with family, who made travel plans based on dr.’s estimated due date. Like all babies, Olivia Hope Wiesman, 7 lbs., arrived on her own time schedule, Oct. 22. She is, […]

Wells for Oltorotua!

Today’s post is the latest news from Tim Winter, as he takes over leadership of the Oltorotua project. His e-mail said:

Thanks to Steve King’s great leadership, we are ready to submit our Global Grant application for the Oltorotua Clean Water Project.

and he concluded with:

We are really looking forward to beginning work soon!

[…]

Help Rotary win miles!

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Contribution from Lexington Park Rotary Club


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Good news this morning! Steve King e-mailed me that the Lexington Park Rotary Club will contribute a very generous $3,000. He is hopeful that contributions from Rotary Clubs and individuals will allow digging to begin by February 2012. We are counting partly on Rotary contributions, partly on individual contributions for both phases:

• Phase 1: […]

Update from Kenya


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Jackson sent an e-mail that he met in Nairobi with hydrogeologist Dan Odero and Catherine Tomno, president of the Nakuru – Great Rift Valley Rotary Club. It was a meeting to get to know each other and Jackson felt very good about their discussion. He sent the photo below. Having a Kenyan Rotary Club that […]

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 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! […]