The Kimilili Trust
small projects for big improvements

Projects - Water harvesting

Many schools do not have water and children collect drinking water from streams and rivers on their way to school. Because many of these are polluted children often sicken and typhoid and cholera are not unknown.

Working with donors such as Caterham Rotary Club and others, The Kimilili Trust has been able to install water tanks to collect rainwater from the roof of new or fairly new buildings. This rainwater can easily be purified to provide drinking water for the children. Separate tanks provide washing water. The school in the picture has been equipped with six tanks - four for washing and two for drinking. Cholera and typhoid have not been seen in the school since the water tanks were installed.

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