Water Project-Phase II

 

Rabondo, a remote rural village in Southwestern Kenya, has been
devastated by poverty, illiteracy and HIV/AIDS. Rabondo Community
Project, USA (RCPUSA) was founded with the mission to help empower
the people of Rabondo through education and cooperative efforts to
achieve self-sustainability.


Drilling the bore hole (completed in Phase I)
Last year we successfully completed phase one of our long-awaited safe
water project. We were able to drill a bore hole and successfully located
water. The water was tested and proved to be safe for consumption.
However, the bore hole was capped due to lack of funds to complete the
distribution phase (Phase II) of the project. To complete Phase II, funds
are needed for the following components:


Students carrying water for daily use


Part A–To build a water tower with tanks fitted with water pipes
from the pump to the tanks,
Part B–To connect the water tower to the distribution points
(primary and secondary schools, health clinic, student guesthouse,
staff living quarters, and a kiosk available for use by villagers)
Part C–To build a security fence to secure the water system,
Part D–To replace the temporary pump and attach electric water meter.
The benefits of available, safe water can not be understated. Students,
staff, and villagers must walk great distances daily to polluted rivers to
fetch water for drinking, cooking and washing. For students this is time
that should be spent in the classroom and for studying and energy that
hungry students should not be wasting. Safe water will also reduce, if not
eliminate, water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. With your
generous help, these students and all the villagers of Rabondo will be free
of the burden of fetching water and be able to focus on creating a better
life for themselves and their community.


Excited students exploring the temporary pump


Rabondo Village Safe Water Project, Phase II


Phase II, Part A ..............................................$14,786
Building tank tower and connecting water to tower
Phase II, Part B ................................................$7,229
Connecting water tower to distribution points
Phase II, Part C ...................................................$521
Securing pump, tanks and distribution area
Phase II, Part D .............................................. $2,667
Connecting power and electric meter to the pump


Total Cost ...................................................... $25,203