MKEWP and FAO partnered through the Forum to help ILMAMUSI CFA organize with communities for the rehabilitation of 5 water projects – 3 boreholes and 2 intakes.
The five projects were distributed around Mukogodo Forest in keeping with the decisions of the Mukogodo Water Committee that spearheaded the selection of priority projects. Each of the community lands surrounding the Forest were selected for at least one project, and Makurian Community was assisted with two projects.
An earlier survey indicated that at least 18 water points need serious improvement and or development.
These are the project sites, community lands, and communities served:
|Site||Community||No. of households||Population||Male||Female||<35||>35|
|Bokish / Kuri Kuri||400||2,000||990||1,010||1,456||544|
|Kiwanja Ndege/ Makurian||2,000||10,000||4,950||5,050||7,280||2,720|
|Olgiriai – Il Ngwesi||Serves wildlife primarily, and the conservancy offers school bursaries from its income related to water for the lodge|
Each of these water projects is now served by a community water committee responsible for operations and maintenance. All five committees were given O&M training by MKEWP and the WRA. Each project committee is registered and holds water permits issued by the WRA.
These projects could only happen because of the cooperation and guidance demonstrated by ILMAMUSI management, their Board, and the leadership of the ILMAMUSI Water Committee. Thank you to FAO/GEF 6 for their funding support.