WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
Everyone has a right to clean, safe and adequate water to drink or for other domestic purposes. Turkana County, like most of the Counties in the Arid and Semi-Arid Areas of Kenya is a county endowed with extensive natural wealth and biodiversity. Yet, the County population still remains largely poor with limited access to and control of natural resources such as water. There has been a general decline in both the quantity and quality of water for productive and domestic use.
During drought, reduced water tables are common leading to low yielding boreholes and longer waiting times at the few water points available. Other changes include the drying of surface water sources, high siltation and long trekking distances. To reduce water scarcity, APaD & Lutheran World Relief facilitated the motorization of a borehole and the construction of community water points. This had led to a 40% reduction in the walking distances to watering point among the targeted beneficiaries in Turkana County.
TURKANA DROUGHT EMERGENCY INTERVENTION
This project was funded by The Brooke East Africa for a period of 3 Months (May to July 2019) for KSH 1,316,000.
- Seven (7) boreholes rehabilitated in Lokiriama, Kaekoroakwaan (2 boreholes), Urum, Lokwatuba, Lomilo and Nagis within Loima and solar pumping unit at Nanam Centre repaired- More than 3,000 HH in Loima and Turkana West sub counties were able to access to clean portable domestic water for domestic use and for their livestock. Some communities in Kaekoroakwaan have established a garden which uses runoff from the borehole, thus contribution to improved household food security and nutrition.
- 1600 bales of high-quality hay distributed to vulnerable donkeys and other Livestock-More than 700 donkeys’ vulnerable accessed lifesaving supplementary feeds in the target areas of Loima and Turkana West. These included: Namoruputh (118) Lorugum (150),Lomil(300 donkeys) and Nanam(200 donkeys).The supplementary feeds have also benefited more than 5,000 small stick especially goats which has led to increase in milk production hence improving household nutrition.
- Support the sub county vets in Loima and Turkana Wet through purchase of drugs-256 donkeys and more than 400 shoats treated by the sub county veterinarians in Turkana West and Loima Sub Counties.