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The first of the projects was completed in 2011, and this was to build
a wall about two feet high, around two rocks forming a resevoir to collect
clean rainwater which runs to a storage tank.
Each completed project provides clean water for around 300 families - that's about 1,800 people.The water is piped from the storage tank to a supply kiosk containing the tap.
Families have to be registered to be able to use the kiosk to obtain water. New families moving close to the tanks are not refused water but are asked to make a small one off payment to become registered.
The kiosk istypically opened only for 2 days each week. Each family being allowed to take some 40 litres of water each day - 80 litres per week.The women no longer have to spend up to 8 hours a day searching for water. They no longer suffer from headaches and the neck, chest and back problems caused by carrying 20 litres of water for many hours each day. Children no longer get worms as they now have fresh clean water to drink
Rotary Middleton have received a letter from the Rotary Club in
Meru, stating that children are improving their academic performance as a result of the water projects. They said that average marks for the children at school have
risen from 230 to 280, which is a dramatic increase. Water based
illnesses have also decreased, so overall health has improved for the villagers.
more TUSC (Transporting Ugandan Sick Children) is a small charity organisation that provides transport for sick and disabled children, pregnant women and others with health needs from villages around Jinja, Uganda to clinics and hospitals.
more After over ten years of fund-raising, the Rotary Club of Middleton have raised Â£80,000 - enough to provide irrigation in Kajuki, Kenya.
more One of our projects has been to support the Mikoroshoni School in Kenya.
more In 2003 a flash flood swept away the primitive bridge that connected the two halves of a village near Meru in Kenya.
back The International Projects team are incredibly busy with projects in Kenya, Uganda and across eastern Europe.