Completion of the final rainwater harvesting collection tank and the vision spreads to Kisumu in the far West of Kenya.

There is one tank that fills with paid-for water that had been identified as suitable to use for rain water.
It is near the main building, but not directly connected to it.

Joy fixes an elbow for the last tank
Joy fixes an elbow for the last tank
Hattie and Joy created a new pipe run to take more harvested rain water into it.
The only other job remaining is for the high gutters over the guest bedrooms to be fixed.
A long pipe run to the final tank, it had to run down all the way
A long pipe run to the final tank, it had to run down all the way

We’re very aware of the leaks in these gutters and the unsyncopated dripping kept us awake for several nights!
This is a job for new long ladders and someone with a good head for heights.
It was impossible to move the final repurposed tank, so a long pipe had to be carefully fitted
It was impossible to move the final repurposed tank, so a long pipe had to be carefully fitted

Connected by a mutual acquaintance in US, I have been corresponding on Facebook with a man from Western Kenya, near Misumu who wanted to know more about rainwater harvesting, David.
He and his sponsor, Cliffe, arrived at KACH to see what we are doing.
They have asked Joy to travel to the children’s home they run and support to help them harvest rain.
Their area has the highest incidence of HIV infection in Africa, partly due to the unwillingness of the people there to use medical doctors. Many of the children at the children’s home run by David are orphaned by HIV AIDS and a high proportion of them are living with HIV infection.
As well as teaching parenting skills, David is a qualified nurse and can diagnose to a certain level and give medication. The children allow him to medicate them but it is a different proposition with a lot of the adults.

Kisumu kids - Kenya
Kisumu kids

They have very little financial support o contact him please email st.peterseducationcentre@yahoo.com

Meanwhile, Joy has been asked by a neighbour of her mother to install a small rainwater harvesting system on her house.

The work is already gaining followers and spreading

Our Trip to Kenya – Day 11
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2 thoughts on “Our Trip to Kenya – Day 11

  • November 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm
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    This is the best – sharing ideas so that best practices can benefit the community. Already going to Kisumu – the work spreads!!

    Good job you all!!!

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    • December 31, 2015 at 12:46 pm
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      Thank you. We intend this to be the first of many, with the understanding spreading out like ripples

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