In the province of Eastern Kenya, most of the year it is hot and dry. The Machakos region is traditionally considered to be a region where food is in short supply. Together with the organisation arche noVa e. V. OASE is supporting the people in this region and is financing the construction of a sand dam. The dam makes it possible to collect and store rain water. The water is naturally filtered through the sand and thus water quality is improved. The water is vital for the drinking water supply and cultivation of food crops.
For the introduction of the new business segment "Drainage and Irrigation" OASE is donating 10,000.00 euros for construction of a sand dam and thus is supporting the inhabitants of the villages Uvanga and Syombo in the Machakos district in Kenya.
Moving ahead! The women from the villages Uvanga and Syombo in Kenya really give everything and the sand mound supported by OASE assumes first trains. How long the construction will actually take still, is not yet accurately predict. But nevertheless no later than October, the women must have done the extremely hard work, because then the next rainy season is pending.
It's done! After weeks and months of hard work the work on the sand dam and the well has been completed. The second sand dam is now available to the women in good time for the rainy season. Moreover, at the end of August all women of the group participated in a training course devoted to tree nurseries and the use of different tree species.
Recently OASE has handed the donation over 10,000 € over to Mr. Franz from the organization arche nova e. V. and the construction of the sand dam begins now in April. OASE supported 22 women from the surrounding villages Kakungu, Kitikumu, Kivani and Ndithi who have to feed their families alone with this. The construction of the sand dam is a huge relief of everyday life for them. Picture (from the left): Kathrin Goletz, Birgit Scheidler, Linda Göcke (all OASE) and Christian Franz (arche nova).