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 […]

Photos–Fredericktowne (MD) Rotarians Visit Oltorotua

Jackson just sent these photos of Tim Winter and Deb Morrone on their visit this past week to Oltorotua.

The villagers welcomed Tim and Deb. Both members of the Fredericktowne Rotary had tea in Jackson’s house with him and his wife Susan. Debbie and the village women made speeches and chatted and met with the […]

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 […]

What Grant Approval by The Rotary Foundation Means & Thanks to You

Digging Wells for Oltorotua

The approval of the grant by The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is a huge step forward. It means that three wells will be dug and the villagers will be provided hygiene training, to take advantage of the health benefits from clean water. It also means the Nakuru-Great Rift Valley (GRV) Rotary Club […]

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 […]

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!

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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 […]