KADESH COMMUNITY WATER PROJECT IS COMPLETED
Members of the Kadesh community have something to be happy about with the recent completion of their community’s water project that was officially opened on 15th September. The Kadesh Community water project will provide clean drinking water to a population of over 3,000 people in their community and in the long run, solve many socio-economic problems such as poverty and poor nutrition since the community will eventually engage in small scale irrigation farming methods.
This water project is located in Ntumburi community which is on Eastern boarder of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. It was initiated by the local community who for long time had experienced hardships in completing the project due insufficient funds. Lewa stepped in to support and revive the project with much needed pipes and construction of a storage tank.
The construction of the Kadesh Community water project tank was officially inaugurated on 10th March, 2011. The occasion was presided over by the local Divisional Officer and Lewa staff. This date marked the ground
The 100 cubic meter storage tank will serve the purposes of storage and distribution. It has been constructed in a central and elevated point where it receives water from the intake and also feeds water to the sub mainlines through gravitational force.
Many heartfelt thanks to Lewa supporters who funded this project: Jason and Barbara Stewart and the funds raised by the Safaricom Marathon 2009. The quality of life of the Kadesh Community has tremendously been improved. Water is life, and they now have better access to this vital resource.