Spring Protection | Kenya

Planet Changer has entered into a strategic partnership with an incredible organization saving lives in Kenya by protecting natural springs to offer a clean water source for the nearby community. Springs are currently being protected in the Emuhaya and Kwisero Districts in the Western Province. A positive relationship has been established with the District Commissioners and District Officers. Over 350 unprotected springs have been identified; Planet Changer is helping our partner reach their commitment of protecting each spring within the next three years.

Each spring provides water for communities ranging from about 160 to 250 people. Many of the springs are located near schools, which means over 500 children could collect clean water from a protected spring.

Only local labor is used during the protection of the spring, and each community is required to be involved with providing locally available materials (sand, stones, etc).

Each protected spring offers significant health improvements in the community (decrease in typhoid, water-borne disease, and malaria as mosquitos breeding grounds are eliminated), less firewood consumption and deforestation as there is no need to boil the water, and drownings of children collecting water are prevented.

The cost to protect each spring is $500. Each spring protection project offers a sustainable solution for clean water and includes hygiene and sanitation workshops for the community, water testing at the completion of each project, and annual inspections to ensure the integrity of the protected spring.

100% of all public donations will go to the project or fund that the donor designates (minus transaction cost, if applicable).   Donate to protect springs in Kenya now.

 

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Published by

C Douglass

Director of Operations

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