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people of Nakuru District at Eburru and well-wishers are
participating in a project to provide more water to a community that
treats water as very precious...
Two decades ago, Eburru location was an area rich in resources.
Four permanent streams traversed this location, emptying their
waters to Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. The neighboring Eburru
forest was rich in flora and fauna, and women did fetch firewood
from this forest easily. Crops in the neighborhood grew very well.
The community was well fed, rains came on time, water was
everywhere. Today, this is a thing of the past.
The forest was cleared, or burnt by arsonists who were seeking
for farmland, all rivers dried up, no rains, constant food failures,
and as a result the people of Eburru are hungry. To ensure that
there is water for everyone, the community has turned to condensing
water from underground geysers, which is channeled to a cooling
tank, from where it is shared to the entire community. Although the
water is not very safe for domestic use, the people have had to get
used to this. The water has high concentration of minerals from the
ground, which has contributed to people developing teeth problems.
Each family is entitled to 10 Litres of the water per day.
VFA and partners have come to the aid of the people. To tackle
the problem of water, VFA has engaged on three programmes. With
support from the International Trees Foundation, VFA is supporting
the establishment of community tree nurseries. Over 30 nurseries
have already been established, and thousands of trees planted in
farms and the forest. Ms Hanna Morjan from the Find horn Foundation
in Scotland, a supporter of VFA is sponsoring the establishment of
water pans. VFA is also fundraising to help re-construct the water
condensing systems. VFA also uses this opportunity to educate the
people on HIV/AIDS and Malaria, which are very prevalent in the
area. With all these projects in place, the people of Eburru will be
able to live a full and healthy life.
To contribute to
the work of VFA in Eburru, please contact the Programmes
To have VFA arrange for you a tour to Eburru or to volunteer your
time and resources to the people directly, please write to the Volunteer
Linking and Management Programme Manager.