TEACHING-EMPOWERING-MENTORING-BUILDING OPPORTUNITY Mission: to partner with individuals and communities in Western Kenya to support entrepreneurial activities, education and health through training programmes, scholarships, water and sanitation projects

Saturday, February 16, 2019

More c;lean water

This past week we have handed over seven protected springs and two wells (one in a school) to rural communities. Two more to go next week!

Friday, February 8, 2019

First handover of a completed spring

Masinde is about 10 km from Kakamega. They have been using the clean water since December and have not experienced any waterborne diseases since then. The water is slow during the dry season but will improve during the rains. The community has signed the contract to keep the site in good order and to never restrict access.

The original polluted site

First assessment by Tembo Director Richard Andabwa

a very warm welcome

morning and evening hours are very busy. Every woman takes her turn

checking how the work was done

contract signed as completed

Monday, October 1, 2018

Tembo plans nine protected springs and two deep wells

Thanks to a Rotary District grant, donations from Nanaimo Rotary and Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, we are planning eleven clean water sites over the coming months

Friday, January 19, 2018

Steps are in place and school children come for water.

the steep, slippery slop

local school children now have clean water

the women find it easier with their heavy load. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Nine clean water sites now running

Work is completed on the nine clean water sites. The last one is acquiring steps to make the steep, slippery slope safer for women carrying water. Thanks to Nixon Ifeda, the contractor, and Richard Andabwa, Tembo agent, for seeing this project through so quickly and faithfully

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Work has begun on the clean water sites

Preparing culverts for the wells

Digging the well

Consulting the community

Delivering materials

Building the structure for the spring

Acknowledging the Rotary grant

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Clean Water Grant

Tembo-Kenya through Victoria Rotary in partnership with Nanaimo Rotary and Project Unity Committee has received a District Community Grant t to provide clean water to TEN rural communities in Western Kenya. Work will start on protected springs and shallow wells in a few weeks in the dry season. With this grant we will be able to transform the water sources