H20 is the Rotary Ireland Water
Project for 2018 -2019
More than one billion people across the globe do
not have access to safe clean drinking water - millions of them in Africa.
absence of water has far reaching effects - on health and well-being, on the
time and energy that must be spent on gathering and transporting water, and on
the ability of rural poor households to irrigate their crops, and provide water
to their livestock.
Help Africa working with Rotary in Ireland on a programme to provide improved
access to water for thousands of households in Keringet, a drought affected
area in the far north of Kenya’s Rift Valley Province.
partnership, over three years will see Rotarians invest up to $300,000 in a
range of water development activities that will be carried out by Gorta-Self
Help Africa alongside existing agricultural development activities in the
The wide-ranging programme of activities
are being designed both to provide local schools and people with access to
clean and safe drinking water, to
provide water for irrigation and livestock, and to prevent contamination of
Over a three-year period, support from Rotarians, will enable
Gorta - Self Help Africa to:
• Drill bore-holes
• Rehabilitate existing Springs
• Install rain-water harvesting systems, gutters, down pipe,
water tanks etc
• Provide water point maintenance and training
• Promote better hygiene and sanitation
Several Rotarians from around Ireland travelled to Kenya and
have seen at first hand both the challenges affecting local people, and how their
support can transform communities.
The backing of Rotarians continues a long tradition of Rotary Club
support for clean and safe drinking water.