Musalaani (Misuuni), Kenya
Musalaani is a community made up of nearly 2,000 homesteads scarcely settled in the area, mainly populated with older adults and children, who attend the nearby primary school. The community of Musalaani suffers greatly from chronic waterborne illnesses due to the lack of clean drinking water.
The only available drinking water in the nearby area is from a man-made dam where the water is not treated or boiled. When our team visited Musalaani in February 2018, we watched as the school children filled up their jerry cans in the dirty pond at the dam after school (seen in this image).
The only semi-clean drinking water that ever becomes available to this community is the little rainwater catchment they collect during the rainy season, which is also used untreated.
Well Aware has been assessing the area and working with the community on their needs. We will break ground on a new, sustainable water well in Musalaani this November.
Project Date: November 2018