$5105 Raised of $12,424 Goal
Fiwagoh Center Solar Water Pump
Project Objectives: Solar water pump to replace 10 year old borehole pump.
Fiwagoh has has a electric solar pump for 10 years that stopped working optimally after a power surge in 2018. Recently, below average rainfall has put more pressure on the farm to use this old pump. The new solar pump will reduce the overall cost of production and increase profit margins for the project, as well as allow them to use their abundant ground water source in times of little rain fall in timed of drought.
The centre has 9 greenhouses and 8 acres of open land drip irrigation. The children rely on this project for food security. This solar pump will further ensure the self sufficiency of the project
Number of Children Impacted: 270
Kitechild’s oldest Kenyan partner, Fiwagoh Mission Orphanage and School supports between 200 and 280 resident children, who have been referred to the center by the Kenyan children’s department or community churches. The children’s reasons for placement are varied, from poverty, and harmful cultural practices to neglect and abuse, particularly physical and emotional. Founded in Nakuru County in 2003, Fiwagoh became a Kitechild partner in 2013.
Fiwagoh has the largest self-sufficiency project in Kitechild’s portfolio. They have 9 greenhouses and 8 acres of open land drip irrigation.
Our partnership with Kitechild and their role in helping us start the Shamba (Kenyan for farm) and dairy farm has eliminated expenditure for vegetables and milk improving the children's nutrition and health greatly. The water borehole, the vegetables and the milk has also brought the community closer to us, as they come to get water and buy milk and vegtables. We are now coexisting well.
Wasilwa Lusweti, Watoto Wema Director
Kitechild doesn't give us handouts or tokens, they give us VALUE. They provided us with the seeds and funding to build two greenhouses and today we have greenhouses full of green tomatoes and are expanding the farm to grow onions and potatoes outside in the open air. This is never heard of before in Masai land, growing one's own food, but with their help we did it.