But, health risks related to COVID-19 are not the only issue Ndabibi residents have faced this year. Although Ndabibi, like most of our communities, is able to maintain their water project on their own, we regularly check in on our water systems to measure impact and our local team is reachable for any maintenance needs that may arise. That’s why, last month, our technical team visited Ndabibi to help with a challenge that threatened their clean water access.
With some contractors going out of business in Kenya due to the pandemic, the Ndabibi community no longer has access to the replacement filters for the fluoride treatment system they have been using at the well. After deploying our team, we identified another treatment option and collected water samples which are now being analyzed for water quality to properly size and implement the new solution. Soon, their new treatment system will be in place.
Despite these difficulties, Ndabibi continues to succeed. Their water system has provided a foundation for development, and this strong, incredible community has many good things on the horizon. Ndabibi’s overall health continues to improve, education is increasing, the economy is growing, and residents are looking to the future, instead of worrying about where they will access clean water. We can’t wait to see all of the things Ndabibi will continue to accomplish, and we are honored to partner with this resilient community.