OL 101 & 102 course partners—Maggie Muthui of Kenya, and Erin Watson of Canada—developed this project over the course of four months to protect the village spring and distribute fresh water into the Kenyan village of Lita.
With a secure source of water, the families will be able to increase food security and save time from not having to walk 10km to collect water. The children of Lita will be more able to participate and concentrate in school, and adults will be more able to participate in income generating activities.
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Location: Rural village of Lita in the Kathiani District in the eastern province of Kenya
Beneficiaries: 500 families: 3,000 people
|Due to a lack of adequate water resources, the community of Lita suffers from many problems including a lack of food security, poor hygiene, and increased risk of disease. 500 households require a minimum of 80 liters of water per day for drinking, washing, and cooking. That’s 13.3 L per person per day as compared to the 329 L currently used by the average Canadian!|
|The Goal: 500 families will have access to fresh water and regain their health|
The project will help protect the one remaining natural spring in Lita allowing families access a safe source of drinking water. With a secure source of water, the community will be able to increase food security, & save time covering 10k to collect water. The children of Lita will be able to participate and concentrate in school and adults will be able to participate in income generating activities.
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