A Glass Of Clean Water – Progress


Here is an update that I have received from Charity : Water about the money we raised being spent in Kenya to provide clean water to people in need.

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YOUR CAMPAIGN AMOUNT RAISED WHERE YOUR MONEY WENT
A Glass of Clean Water $600.00 Kenya

The projects you helped fund are in the West Pokot and Tana River regions of Kenya. More than 850,000 people live there, but only 42% of the population has access to clean, safe drinking water. Thanks to your help, we’re working to change that!

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Our partner, Action Against Hunger, has been empowering community members in the Tana River region to participate in the construction of hand-dug wells. This training takes place with elected members from the community alongside the local government water department.

Here’s a sneak peek on what’s covered by constructing a new hand dug well:

  • Digging the well by hand
  • Lining the well walls with soil to prevent collapse
  • Reinforcing the well walls with concrete rings
  • Chlorinating the well to disinfect it from contamination
  • Constructing drainage systems to collect excess water for livestock
  • Record keeping for maintenance and repair

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Community members participating in repair of hand pump.                             Hand-dug well under construction.

Training sessions help the community make minor repairs to the projects when necessary and ensure the community is prepared with a preventative fund for larger repairs.

I wanted to thank everyone who has helped me raise this fund and be a part of something bigger than any of us. Providing clean water to everyone and specially people who need it is my primary goal and a strong belief. I am glad I accepted this opportunity to make a difference and provide help to people in need.

– Akhand

Please stay tuned for update, as I hear from Charity: water I would provide an update.

Thanks again for helping out.

#charitywater #anEmptyGlass

© An Empty Glass, 2015

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