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Nkoile's Water Tank

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THE STORY:

While teaching in Kenya, Alex and I searched for a sustainable project to implement. After interviewing and speaking with many of the teachers and staff, we found that everything depended on access to water. The school currently has a 100,000-liter water tank that was designed to last them six months. However, a leak in the waterproof cement sprung up over the last two years reducing the useful duration of the tank to between one and two months. With over 380 children receiving their primary meal (lunch) and 121 boarding students receiving all of their meals and water, access to water is absolutely critical. The Nkoile staff must now hire a water tanker from the nearest town, Kajiado, to refill the water storage. The parents are thus forced to pay an additional water fee or their children aren’t given lunch at school, which, in some cases, is the only meal they get. The burden on the parents is already taxing and it is the primary reason students don’t come to school. Even then, the water tanks aren’t enough. The students also must take time out of their school day to carry gallons of water over a mile from the nearest secondary school, interrupting the time they have to focus on schoolwork.
We realized that in order to lessen this load, improve their education, and keep the children fed, we needed to focus our efforts on water. The estimated cost to repair the rainwater tank is only $700. But, we don’t want to stop there. We want Nkoile to have reliable access to water 365 days of the year so their students can focus on learning instead of where their next meal will come from and the rumbling of their empty stomachs. We will be in contact with the organization that built their last rain catchment system and water tank (in hopes to shortcut some of the costs), although we estimate around $3,000 for a new one. Please help us reach our goal by donating what you can!

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$740

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  • Kolesky Family

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    $50

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20% Raised of $3,700 Goal

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DONATION: $100

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DONATION: $25

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Brey Family

Brey Family

DONATION: $50

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Arahka Sallmon

Arahka Sallmon

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $50

Happy to help :) 4 years ago

Rick Kolesky

Rick Kolesky

DONATION: $100

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Kendall and Sherri

Kendall and Sherri

DONATION: $50

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Shanna

Shanna

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Benj

Benj

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David & Annicka

David & Annicka

DONATION: $20

Good luck! 4 years ago