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Subuiga Community's Cause for Celebration

October 21, 2011

The 20th Sept 2011 called for great celebration for members of the Subuiga community, who were also thrilled by recent completion of their water project. The Subuiga Community water project will provide safe and clean drinking water to a population of over 4,500 people and in the long run, solve many socio-economic problems such as poverty and poor nutrition. The community is already engaging in small-scale irrigation farming methods.

The construction of this water tank was the community’s own initiative.  The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy supported this project through fund raising by Peter and Joanne Kenny, and the Pace Family Foundation that enabled installation of the main infrastructure: construction of the main intake, main piping of the water from the source - which covered 9kms, construction of the main tank – 100cubic meters, and installation of four sub-mainlines.

 

The construction of the water tank was officially inaugurated on 21st July, 2010, which saw the ground breaking ceremony officiated by local Divisional Officer and LWC staff.
Many heartfelt thanks to Lewa supporters who funded this project: Peter and Joanne Kenny and by the Pace Family Foundation.