The KEGO Orphanage in the village of Onjinyo now has a well that will help to give clean, fresh water to the Orphanage and the people of Onjinyo!
The Wayside Nazarene Church in Tulare California donated the needed money to get the well drilled and get fresh water running. Many thanks from both Rippling Waters and from the people of Onjinyo for their generosity! The kids of the KEGO Orphanage and the town will benefit greatly from their generosity, not only in getting clean water but in also saving money on importing water.
The Wayside Nazarene congregation has also been involved in helping run the piping to the KEGO school and town with their own hands.
A Few Photos From Building the Well for KEGO Orphanage
A local Kenyan company was contracted to come and build the well in Onjinyo. This picture shows the drilling and casing beginning to be delivered into the well as the drilling crew works to get to the precious water.
The water was verified to be of good quality and clean. This will make it so that the children and residents of Onjinyo no longer have to spend a substantial amount of funds towards importing clean water for cooking and drinking. Rippling Waters was also helping to contribute to buy the necessary water for Onjinyo, so this will help to free up funds to obtain the goal of helping the KEGO Orphanage to get its own aquaponics system.
Once the water was verified to be clean and good for drinking it was time to start storing it up. This shows residents of Onjinyo putting water into cans for storage and delivery. This is a huge step for both the KEGO Orphanage and the village of Onjinyo. Having access to clean water and no longer needing to buy bottled water for everything will greatly assist the town to utilize its scarce resources for other much needed resources.
The Next Steps Toward an Aquaponics Program
Rippling Waters Charity has added funding to pay for the storage tanks, pumps and piping materials to help move this project forward. We are now focusing on getting the funding in place to ship over the desks and chairs we have in storage and begin to assemble the materials needed to build out the aquaponic program. We are hopeful to have the system up and running in the first quarter of 2018.
Funding for Building KEGO Orphanage’s Aquaponics Program to Help Achieve Self-Sustainability
If you would like to be part of this special project and help us fund the materials and equipment needed to get us moving towards the production of fish and vegetables please donate what you can to the Children of KEGO.
We are gaining momentum and every donation will get us closer to helping the children have their own mini-economy to develop a unique talent that will help them change their own lives and those of other Orphans in Kenya.