An all-age, inclusive community church in Ashford Kent

Kenyan Water Project

kenyaNamboboto 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:-

Stage 1

To pipe water from the reservoir to the clinic, To install tower and 10,000 litre water storage tank & connections £3,000

Stage 2

To connect the water to the Minor Theatre & maternity unit and provide sinks, taps etc is £1,500

Stage 3

To connect the water to the male ward, night nurses station and an extra sewage outlet is £3,000

Stage 4

To attach 6 rain collecting tanks [2 to each of the three buildings]  £600 each building.. Total £1,800

Closing Update: December 2017

Our thanks to the ABCrunners who took part in the Ashford 10k run in October and raised an amazing additional £2,160 to complete the funding for the final stage of the project.

Some photos following the connection of the water system to the hospital buildings. Thank you for your donations, the water system at the hospital is saving lives!

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.