Hundreds of secondary school girls from the Maasai community will soon benefit from a new water system.
MAF pilot Sam Johnston flew a team of 11 UK-based volunteers from Nairobi to Enairebuk for the commissioning of the water project aimed at providing clean and safe water to 250 secondary schoolgirls who walk miles to reach the river which is the main water source: exposing themselves to many dangers like attacks by wild animals.
Water supply in the Maasai land is mainly through the boreholes but many of them are already dry. When it rains, the Maasai get water from rainwater pools. The high temperatures experienced in Maasai land cause their cattle to walk into the pools to quench their thirst and in the process, the water gets polluted by animal excrement making the pools a breeding zone for bacteria and unsafe for human consumption.
Being the only source of water then, the Maasai use the same water from the pools for their consumption but end up contracting water-borne diseases.
The RedTribe has given more than 3,000 people access to water through their 12 installed water points in the Maasai Community. 10,000 more people are in dire need to access clean and safe drinking water for household use which will help reduce the number of infections.
RedTribe uses the “Gravity Fed” method to transport water from Springs to Villages through a pipe network.
Pelua, the Country Director at RedTribe says that through the MAF Kenya flights his organisation continues to bring change to the Maasai community.
“I am grateful to MAF Kenya because through their flights, travelling to Enairebuk from Nairobi takes one and half hours while on road the journey takes approximately fourteen hours (round trip). This saves our team and donors travel time allowing them enough hours on the ground to see the progress of our projects and even share directly with our beneficiaries,” Pelua said.