The Rotary Club of Bedford's district grant project in Matsakha, Kenya is underway. Our club, together with a match from our District 7910, raised enough money to fund the building of 3 rain water catchment basins which will provide clean water for the Namanja Primary School.
Currently half of the students and staff at the school, which serves 950 students, are spending half of their school days fetching clean water. This has been necessary as the bore holes, from which they obtain water, often run dry. Soon they will be able to spend all day in school, learning.
Following successful completion of this current water project, our plan is to initiate a Rotary global grant project with the District Governor's budget and additional fund-raising to scale up the catchment basin project to provide clean water to a much larger area of rural Kenya.