Women can be plumbers, and women do want to plumb. While the conversation around women plumbing stays at the first hurdle, the real issues of how to attract women into the industry and how to retain them gets ignored.
Moving rainwater harvesting collection tanks and improvising solutions in Kenya. There is a large group of Americans staying here, using KACH as a base for work at the local school – Bliss. So they can all be together we have
A wedding and an unsuccessful trip out to see wild elephants; as well as some plumbing and rainwater harvesting. Taking it easier on our 8th day in Kenya. First there was some glue/welding of the old rainwater harvesting pipes, so
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.
A productive day and a long one as we construct Gabion Baskets for the rainwater harvesting system at KACH in Kenya A day of very hard work in spite of it being a public holiday throughout Kenya. Because it was
The real work of fixing and improving the rainwater harvesting system begins. In Kenya, rainwater is mostly not harvested. We’re going to use low tech methods so the system can be easily maintained. Very heavy rain again overnight. We came
The work on the plumbing begins in earnest. The planning for this phase of fixing and improving the rainwater harvesting system is done, now it’s time for the preparatory work here at KACH in Kenya. Less heavy rain this time,
We fell asleep to the sound of incredibly heavy rainfall and thought of it all being lost due to no real system for collecting it. After a very good night inside our mosquito nets we woke to the sound of