Our Bonus Day Campaign

Bonus Day event - Give on December 9 and help us win a prize for the most donors to this project.

Give the price of a pack of Christmas Cards on December 9 to help these children.

The Project

Who?  8 wells for 8 Primary Schools in Embu County, Kenya with 2,500 pupils.
Problem?  Late and Intermittent rainfall, expensive piped water available only 1 hour a day, failed crops and pupils trekking miles to streams to collect dirty water.
Solution?  Employ local workmen to dig wells at each school to:

  • produce regular fresh clean water supplies from a sustainable water source which local people can maintain.
  • keep the school clean and hygienic.
  • grow crops for its children’s feeding program
  • provide long term employment for a farmer to tend the crops.

Cost: £2,300 approx. per well.   First well completed.
Status: £12,000 raised.  £6,500 more needed.  

Lucy Mbogo headteacher at Ciamanda Primary School says: 

“This water saves the school a lot of money. Children use less time cleaning, we are sure we are using clean water now for cooking, hence safe hygiene. We are growing crops for our feeding program, creating a farmer’s job for a parent thanks to the water supply. The feeding program and surplus food will generate income to pay the farmer, and children will concentrate more in class without disturbances of fetching river water out of class.

What You Can Do

Donations can be made via the GlobalGiving crowd funding website.

GlobalGiving has a “prize” fund which it allocates to fundraisers according to the donations they receive.
Crucially,  there are prizes for the greatest number of individuals donating to a project on its “Bonus” Day of December 9.  We should have a good chance of winning that prize if we can have your help. 

Please help us and make a donation of £5 (the price of a pack of Christmas cards) on December 9.

Of course, if you want to give more we would be delighted but what we really need is the most number of individuals making a donation that day, so if in doubt, just donate £5.
More information on the project is available on :

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Clean water - 10 Wells for 5,500 Children

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