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.