Water Is Flowing from the Well

Water is flowing from the well and thanks are flowing from the Villagers!

Because of my husband Carl’s illness and passing, I have not posted for many months. However, for several years our Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick (UUCF) has shared our collection once a month (called split-plates) with non-profit organizations not only locally […]

Final Steps to Completion of Oltorotua's Well

Here are photos Jackson Liaram sent, with an explanation from Steve King of the Leonardtown Rotary Club. Steve wrote the grant and shepherded it through the initial stages until Tim Winter, Deborah Morrone and the Fredericktowne Rotary with Catherine Tomno and Benson Lukania of the Rotary Club of Nakuru-Great Rift Valley, took on responsibility for […]

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.



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

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, […]

Well Funding Complete!

YEA! I just got an e-mail from Tim Winter, a Fredericktowne Rotarian who is handling the grant process, that the final funds will soon be allocated and the project will actually begin very soon.

The Rotary Foundation will not allow a project to start until they have received all funds from contributors. Sounds like a […]

Another Step to Digging and a Photo in Frederick Paper

Two very positive events!

The photo shown here was printed in the Frederick News-Post on July 17 with the headline “Clean Water Project in Kenya.” I’m shown with Maida Wright, who invited me to speak. Maida is holding one of the necklaces the women of the village made for me when we were made honorary […]

Plans for Jackson’s Visit

Today from Jackson:

I have collected my Passport and Visa. Visa valid for one year, until April 7th, 2014. I have also printed the hard copy of the Travel ticket from Golden Rule/Turkish Airlines Now, traveling home for preparations.

Planning for his visit is great fun. If you live in Frederick area, please join us […]

On to The Rotary Foundation!

Very, very good news! The grant application for the Oltorotua Well & Sanitation Project got the needed signatures of Rotary district governors in Kenya and has now moved along to The Rotary Foundation (TRF). TRF is the non-profit corporation that supports grants throughout the world. How wonderful that Jackson’s visit coincides with what Steve King […]

Today is World Water Day!



Today is World Water Day, 2013. Access to potable water is recognized as one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Because the United Nation’s “Millenium Goal” is to provide access to half of the 1.1 billion people in the world who do not now have potable clean water and sanitation […]

Can a well in Kenya move?

Sort of a trick question and yes, I admit, it’s a pretty weak one! A well can’t travel but an application to dig one can. Steve King, with whom Jackson and I have been in frequent contact since he took on the job of writing the grant for the Oltorotua Clean Water and Sanitation Project […]