Namboboto is in Busia County Kenya, some 35km North of Lake Victoria, 450 km from the capitol Nairobi. It is an incredibly poor place but with people who work hard to survive. The main farming is at a subsistence level, just surviving on crops such as Maize, Sorghum and Cassava. The soil is poor and rain unreliable. There is no other industry and 10,000 people live here.
Namboboto Hospital has 18 beds for the use of men women and children as well as a maternity unit. It has no running water and the current water tower has been condemned. Water is brought down from the dam at the top of the hill on push bikes and relatives bring in water for the patients to drink.
The aim is to raise enough money to allow the hospital to have access to water in the following ways.
The water project is in 4 stages:-
To pipe water from the reservoir to the clinic, To install tower and 10,000 litre water storage tank & connections £3,000
To connect the water to the Minor Theatre & maternity unit and provide sinks, taps etc is £1,500
To connect the water to the male ward, night nurses station and an extra sewage outlet is £3,000
To attach 6 rain collecting tanks [2 to each of the three buildings] £600 each building.. Total £1,800
Update: October 2017
The fund raising for the final part of the project is currently taking place and a group of runners from the church will be running the Ashford 10k on Sunday October 8th.
You can sponsor their efforts via the following BT Mydonate website:
Update: End December 2016
The Total Donations to Date are £8096.12
Stage 1 – £3000
Stage 2 – £1500
Stage 3 – £300
Stage 4 – £1800 – £1200 remaining.
Well done to the Great Canoe Challenge participants who raised over £560!
Update: November 2016
So far Stages 1,2 & 3 have been funded by your kind donations through sponsorship of those taking part in the Ashford 10k run, the Kids@ABC Canoe challenge and though your giving via the church offerings. These funds have been transferred, the new water tower has been installed and piping connections installed. The fund raising continues and we hope to have the project completed in the new year.