Project Partners: H2OpenDoors, a global initiative by Rotary Clubs, is dedicated to delivering purified water to communities, schools, and medical facilities worldwide. MCV, an established NGO in Kenya for more than 15 years, is passionately committed to empowering the Maasai population in this region. These two organizations have joined forces to establish a women-led water enterprise. This water enterprise run by Maasai women will bottle and sell over 1000 20-liter family bottles each and every day for thousands of families and visitors to this region adjacent to Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Water Project Needs: In the year 2022, the implementation of a SunSpring water treatment system, driven by solar and wind energy, marked a significant stride towards ensuring clean water access in this region. While the system is currently functional and fulfilling its role in delivering safe water, the complete end-to-end system to enable a sustainable water enterprise run by the Massai women is not finished yet.
In order to establish the site’s viability as a Maasai-operated water enterprise, one time grant of $40,000 will provide the following:
- Installation of a substantial deep borehole complete with casing and a submersible solar pump.
- Construction of a dedicated bottling facility, equipped with sanitizing and filling stations designed for 20-liter family-sized bottles.
- Provision of 2000 bottles along with 10,000 corresponding caps.
- Comprehensive installation process and training sessions for operational proficiency.