Through Dig This Well, Rotary International and local clubs (Fredericktowne, Leonardtown, Lexington Park & Prince Frederick, MD) and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick dug a well to provide the villagers of Oltorotua, Kenya, with clean water. Oltorotua is an isolated village in the Maasai Mara bush. Six of us, both Rotarians & UUCF members, happily traveled to attend the February 2015 well dedication and life in the village was much improved, with more time for women to make and sell the famous Maasai bead work.

Jackson Liaram, safari guide and junior elder, now reports COVID-19 is not a major problem but food is. Tourism from outside the country no longer exists and, unlike the US, Kenyans travel little within their developing country. If you possibly can spare a small contribution, please visit Villagers drink milk from their cattle but desperately need staples (vegetables, beans, rice, soap, etc.). $2000/month feeds the roughly 200 people of Oltorotua. That is only $10 per person/month.

To assure the money gets where needed, UUCF transfers donations directly to the village account. To donate:
Mail a check to UUCF, 4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick MD 21703 —or—
Visit the UUCF Donation Page. Insert donation amount and specify KENYA.

Many thanks for any help, no matter how small.

During this holiday season, may you be well, happy, and peaceful.
In Maa, the language of the Maasai: Tobiko esupat, tenchipai o tosotua.

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