Thank You, Signal Mountain Middle School!

Thank You, Signal Mountain Middle School!

Project Data

Country:Kenya
Number of lives touched:240

Project Details

At Healing Hands, we believe that no one should live without love or water! Now, in the villages of Keroka in Kenya and Garawizi in Zimbabwe, over 1,500 precious lives will receive clean water because of your generosity. When these people come to draw clean drinking water, they will also have the opportunity to create better lives for their families. You are our heroes!
Thank you Signal Mountain Middle School!

Project Data

Country:Kenya
Number of lives touched:240

The Difference It Made!

The Keroka Well and Riaisoe Primary School Water Line Extension

The village of Keroka is very near to the border between two counties of Kenya that represent two distinct ethnic groups: the Masai and the Kisii. When water ran out in the Kisii area, the people were forced to go down to the plains to collect water. Strife between the communities often broke out when the Masai felt that the Kisii were taking water they needed for their own people and livestock. People were often wounded and some even killed in these clashes.

Because of the implementation of this well, the Kisii now had clean water to drink, but the ponds in the Masai territory dried up. Despite their past strife, the hearts of the Kisii softened, and they shared the water from the well with the Masai! This well has brought groups of people together and strengthened community bonds.

The Riaisoe Primary School serves both the Masai and Kisii communities. Children must bring their own drinking water from home. If that runs out, they have to walk about 500 meters to the well. The school asked if water could be piped from the well to the school so that the students could spend more time studying. The school would also have enough water to teach agriculture.

The teachers and student families provided the labor for this project. YOUR funds provided the materials needed to bring water from the well down the hill to the school. THANK YOU on behalf of these communities!