Lifewater goes back to Kenya

Matisi (Kenya) Lifewater distribution report – February 2019

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This Lifwater System distribution included 125 homes, two schools and two clinics benefitting from the above programme.

The turn up was overwhelming but still more than 40 people missed receiving the systems. Those who missed went home disappointed while those who received went home happy and excited. Matisi location where we are working has more than 40 villages and we have only covered a few families in two villages. In this place people live under a high risk of waterborne diseases because the housing plots of 40 by 80 feet and which have underground passages that mix human waste with water which they use for drinking. Each plot has at least a borehole and pit latrines which as I have said have underground passages.

This latest distribution took place at New Life Church as shown below:

  Matisi location

Matisi recipient

Above is a picture of a recipient who is so happy to receive a Lifewater system.

The Team in Kenya, and the Lifeater Systems recipients expressed their thanks to the Aall Foundation for making this project possible!

 

Among the people who attended this distribution programme were media people and a copy of the report they wrote is here below:

Christian charity group drives safe water mission in Kitale – Feb 1, 2019

 More than 125 households within Matisi location in Trans Nzoia County have been issued with safe water ceramic filters by a Christian-based organization to cushion them from waterborne diseases.

 The water filtering buckets were donated by Watchmen international – a Christian charity working across church denominations in Africa. The programme is dubbed “Lifewater Project”.

 “We began this cause after realizing that many people we minister to in slums and rural areas in Africa drink unclean water which exposes them to water borne diseases,” said the organization’s international Coordinator, Pastor Stephen Nsibambi.

 Pastor Nsibambi said the water treatment systems are portable and have ceramic filters which sieve bacteria, parasites and cysts including dirt which is found in water and responsible for major waterborne diseases. “They also contain colloidal silver which is antibacterial. The filter retains minerals important for human health which leaves the water safer to drink and nutritious,” he said.

 The organisation’s Kenyan Chairman Antony Masika said the programme which begun last year is handy to locals since most of them have no access to piped water thus exposing them to contaminated water. “We are glad to report that the inception of this project in this area has reduced cases of waterborne diseases by a larger percentage since most locals have installed the systems in their houses,” said Mr. Masika.

 The organization’s Kenyan Coordinator William Nyelela said the project seeks to guarantee safe water within areas that are mapped out. The filtered water is used majorly for drinking and cooking.

 The team called on African governments to do away with taxations targeting charitable items saying this has been discouraging some donors from offering helping hands to worthy causes.

 The project which began in 2013 has so far been rolled out in several villages and slums in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo and South Sudan.

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