The Samburu Water Project

AirKenya is delighted to have a role in the work of The Samburu Project to transform the lives of women and girls in this remote region of Kenya by providing clean sources of water.

To date, they have drilled 118 wells which supply water to over 100,000 people. The impact on health and women’s empowerment is reflected in the fact that education, especially for girls, has doubled in these communities. Women are now setting up small businesses and getting involved in small-scale commercial farming. Infant deaths caused by waterborne diseases have been eradicated. In December 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Samburu Project, in collaboration with PadMad Kenya, conducted hygiene and reproductive health workshop in Samburu. Tourism Ambassador for Kenya and world marathon record holder, Eliud Kipchoge, was on hand to offer his support and also shine a spotlight on the Samburu region as a tourism location. Every year Airkenya in partnership with the Wells Project contributes about USD10,000 towards the program expense in transportation for staff and board members.

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