Kenyans for Kenya Initiative, 2011 - 2012
SAFARICOM & KENYA RED CROSS, TURKANA
In 2011 Kenya experienced a severe drought brought about by the effects of La’ Nina. Turkana was badly hit and many Kenyans and livestock succumbed to death because of lack of water and food yet the region is endowed with underground water running into billions of liters. The plight of these community brought together Kenyan’s under the umbrella of Kenya’s for Kenya spear headed by Safaricom and Kenya Red cross. Over Kes.1bln was contributed by Kenyans to save humanity faced with starvation. Epicenter was privileged to be part of this initiative. We designed and installed solar powered borehole systems providing a continuous water supply to the communities in Kaikor. These communities were able not only have drinking water but also grow food crops for themselves. The borehole systems have provided continuous water supply every day since October 2012 to date. However, the most exciting thing about this project is the colossal savings on running costs of pumps that have accrued this community. No fuel bill or maintenance costs that characterize engine powered water pumps solutions.