Fifty acres have been purchased in Namanga, Kenya on the Kenya / Tanzania border. This project is intended to teach the local Maasai Tribe about agriculture, growing their own food, providing schooling for their children as well as technical schools to teach trades.
This property is in a major migration corridor between Kenya and Tanzania for the nomadic Maasai Tribe. In March 2010 we will be drilling a water well on this property. This well will not only be used for agricultural irrigation but will also supply water for around 5000 local Maasai and their herds of cattle and goats. Daily life is very hard for these people. They are one of the last traditional tribes in Kenya and Tanzania. Women spend most of their day searching for water only to find dirty water that makes their children’s bellies hurt. Children herd cattle and goats all day looking for grass for their animals. The Maasai are also the largest land owners, but due to lack of water wells and groundwater they spend all their time searching for what they lack….food and water.
You say change cannot happen for these people…do they want change? Would you want your life to change if you could have abundant clean water, food growing in the fields, and schools for your children to learn to read and write? What if you suddenly had medical care, technical schools to learn a trade, and you knew that tomorrow you would have food for your family? The Maasai don’t have any of these assurances. Tomorrow they face the same challenges as today: to search for water and food for themselves and their livestock.
This property will also be used as a working farm that provides funds to reinvest in the community for many worthwhile projects. It will also stand as an example to local Maasai of the prosperity that can be gained by not only grazing the land but also by farming. All the Maasai need is an example of what can be accomplished with their land and the water to irrigate it. Hence the need for Kingdom Drilling to provide water wells for these people.
Update: Jan 28, 2011 Waterwell for Namanga Project is completed and the pumphouse is currently under construction, thanks to Sunset Canyon Baptist Church, Dripping Springs, Texas! The generator has been placed into service and water is running every day for the local Maasai. Thank you to all who have raised funds, wielded a chainsaw to clear brush and who have hung in there with us to see this project to it’s next stage. Phase 1 is almost finished and Phase 2 will begin with fencing the property and planting bananas.
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