Raise $24,000 to provide sustainable clean water solutions to communities in Kenya.
March 1, 2016
February 1, 2017
The construction and improvement of water sources in three communities, including two schools.
About the Project
Wells in Kenya
In early 2016, our team voted to partner with The Water Project for our third #FXBuilds goal. By December of the same year, we reached our $24,000 FXBuilds donation goal, which will make an estimated impact of helping ~1200 people over 5 years.
Communities are all different and have diverse needs, and The Water Project meets them with new wells, well rehabilitations, protected springs, rainwater harvesting and sand dams. Our FXBuilds donation to The Water Project has assisted in the construction of three of these projects in communities throughout Kenya, providing safe water resources.
Our contribution helped create safe water solutions in three communities throughout Kenya.
About St. Michael Emakwale Secondary School Project
This project has allowed for several improvements in the access of safe water by the St. Michael Emakwale Secondary School.
1. A new rainwater catchment system has been built, including a 50,000 liter catchment tank! The community provided several materials used in the construction of the project, as well as assisting with the assembly of proper drainage.
2. Construction of two triple-door latrines, (5-6 new latrines in all) allowing for shorter bathroom lines during class breaks, and better overall cleanliness of the facility.
3. Training for the “Student Health Club” on proper hand-washing and sanitation practices. By empowering these students with the knowledge of safe practices, they will be able to be a great resource of sanitation for their fellow classmates.
Since the initiation of this water and sanitation project, student enrollment has increased from 501 to 535! With safe water and clean sanitation facilities, this growing student body can focus on their education.
In 2016, the mean GPA for the school was 3.41. In 2017, the mean GPA so far is 5.1 - a 50% improvement. Enrollment is also up 45 percent over the past year.