KE 06 - WATER IS LIFE: SOLAR WELL ADU
The project takes place in Adu, a small village located not far from the coast of Kenya overlooking the Indian Ocean. The area of Adu has about 13,000 inhabitants between the center and the surrounding villages; it is an area not yet very developed that lacks essential services.
The population is predominantly Giriama, a tribe that has a very rooted culture and lives on subsistence agriculture, mostly corn cultivation. The harvest depends exclusively on rainfall, which has decreased considerably with climate change; this has led to a shortage of food and an increase in malnutrition, especially in children
In Adu there is only one well in the whole area and finding water is complicated; many travel even 8/10 kilometers to look for clean water or adapt to use that of animals.
This new well aims not only to ensure water for the local population, but would also give the possibility to vary the cultivation of agricultural products by improving the quality of food. In addition, women will no longer be forced to travel long distances for supply and will therefore have more time to carry out other activities.
The well drilled last year uses a gasoline generator to pump water and its maintenance is proving too expensive. By installing a solar pump supported by its panels, the water will be supplied to more people, for a longer period of time, at no cost.
- Ensure constant access to drinking water for the local population
Direct: about 300 families
Referent sister for the project : Sr. Ng'ang'a Susan Murugi