Posted by: David Omondi
Students in class
Hope this finds you well.
I'm happy to report that we successfully resumed classes for the start of 1st term in January 2017. We also admitted 16 more girls to the boarding school.
There has been severe drought here and it has really affected our farming activities. We used most of the water from our roof catchment to water our sustainable farms at the Obambo Campus during the months of November and December as the students were home for Christmas Holidays. We however had to stop watering the farms when we noticed persistent drought. we had thought it would rain occassionally and replenish the water we use in the farms.
Our boarding school now has about 40 students and this means they are now using a lot of water every week unlike last year. After a long dry spell, it recently rained heavily for a day and our tanks got filled up saving us from buying water from kisumu town.
We will continue to reach out to our friends and raise the funds we need to drill this well by the end of the year 2017.
We thank you for all your contributions and support that has enabled us to provide clean water through our underground water tanks and thereby keeping all the 40 girls in School.
God bless you.
Water from underground water tanks
Akili girls at school
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