We are group of staff members from four Universities in the UK whose work broadly falls in the international development sector. We are experienced at setting up, managing and delivering resource access projects in developing countries, including Kenya.
We are raising the funds required to provide access to water for two remote, displaced village communities situated in Nakuru County, Kenya.
This project will provide water access for two communities (Lemolo B and Echareria) by extending the roof area of an existing community hub-house building, and installing a rainwater collection and storage system to each extended roof. Each community has about 1700 people and they currently rely heavily on travelling long distances by foot or motorcycle to fetch water and non-potable water from nearby seasonal ponds is regularly consumed.
Members of the Project and Fundraising Teams have worked with these two communities since 2013 in setting up reliable community access to energy through the installation of off-grid solar nano-grid systems. This water access project therefore offers a unique opportunity for donators to contribute funds which will directly benefit these two communities. We are working closely with the communities along with an in-country NGO, the Sustainable Community Development Services (SCODE), on the design and delivery of the project.
How funds will be allocated
"The Smart Villages Initiative has been working on innovative technologies for rural development since 2012. We have worked with members of the Project and Fundraising Teams since 2013, and have visiting the two Kenyan communities in which this project is proposing to work. We fully support the aims of the project to provide clean water to the communities, to reduce the cost and time-burden that their access to water currently involves, as well as the health benefits to the communities from access to a source of potable water. We have complete faith in the ability of the project and fundraising teams to complete the projects successfully in these two communities where they have already been able to achieve so much."
Bernie Jones, Director, Smart Villages Research Group
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