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# Water Crises at Wamba - 60 children in danger - Help!

I have received a note today 17th March from the manager telling me if there is no water from the supply tomorrow “You advise us what we do?”

Thank you! Your prayers are being answered. Some water at low pressure is coming through on Mon 20th

In September Kindfund decided to go ahead with a water harvesting project

October 2017
In September Kindfund decided to go ahead with a water harvesting project estimated at just over £6,000. A concrete platform has been laid in the middle of the site and six by 10,000 litre tanks purchased and delivered along with a pump and associated plumbing equipment to facilitate the collection of rain and town water and its subsequent pumping to three by 10,000 litre tanks on a raised platform at the top of the site from where it is distributed. In total there will be storage for 90,000 litres. The impact will be kept under review.

Mon 20th March Update
Thank you! Your prayers are being answered.

Pamela spoke to the Manager, Nzau this morning and they are getting a little water from the town system. They have been visited by the Government and town water officials and they are being supported as well as they are able for the present. Some water at low pressure is coming through and the staff and children have been working our moneymaker foot pump to assist it up into our raised tanks.

Please don’t give up continue to pray for the supply and also pray for rain for this area of N Kenya which is on the verge of famine.
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We have been struggling for the past year to keep our home at Wamba supplied with water. We are connected to the town supply and have a buffer of 30,000 litres in the form of three raised 10,000 litre tanks. We have regular meetings with the Town officials and with the Government representatives – District Commissioner and Chiefs of the area.

For our part when the supply is turned on and the pressure is low we deploy a Moneymaker foot pump to ensure we maximise the little which comes through.

What seemed like just another of the weekly crises escalated today after our manager met with the Water Engineer and Government representatives to be told that there is no supply.

I have received a note today 17th March from the manager telling me if there is no water from the supply tomorrow “You advise us what we do?”

We have over 60 children on the site who need to drink, wash and food has to be cooked not to mention clothes washed.

added on Oct 12

# Biogas for Honey Hill Home

As the home is situated on a the farm where the camels provide reliable milk and the sheep and goats provide the children with meat and milk, a biogas digester would convert

On the slopes of Honey Hill the strong dry winds that herald the onset of the dry season that will last until October roar across the hillside and off into the lowland desert valleys and plains.
Inside the temporary sheet metal structures that make up the shelters of Honey Hill Home, doors and windows are closed tight to keep the wind from blowing out the flames of the gas cookers where the children’s foods simmer. The long, slow cooking of meat stocks and vegetables for the children’s special diets requires a lot of fuel. Firewood is scarce to non-existent around all the towns in the north and Marsabit mountain in particular is under great environmental stress. The unique and special rain forest is more and more endangered. Anyone who can afford it uses bottled LPG gas. The price of the gas is high and our usage is also high putting a strain on the budget simply keeping up with the children’s cooking needs.

As the home is situated on a the farm where the camels provide reliable milk and the sheep and goats provide the children with meat and milk, a biogas digester would convert the abundant manure into an ideal renewable cooking fuel. This will help manage the mountains of animal waste, enrich vegetable gardens and eliminate the need for any outside fuel for cooking and water heating.

At Kentainers, “BlueFlame BioSlurriGaz” a home sized unit costs $950 with a capacity of 6 cubic meters. This will provide at least enough gas to cook all the children’s food with more for other cooking. We currently spend more than $100 a month on LPG gas.

There doesn’t appear to be any downside on biogas!

There is more information on Honey Hill on this website – home for physically and mentally challenged children

Update at October 2017
Kindfund purchased the Biogas system from Nairobi in September 2017 and donated it to Honey Hill

If you would like to support please identify your donation Biogas at Donations

added on Jul 1

# Prayer Letter - April 2017

‘To think these babies had been abandoned and unwanted, when to see them now; happy, thriving, arms up wanting to be lifted for a hug…’

Read more in our first Prayer Letter of 2017.

If you have any questions after reading, please write to us and we will do our best to answer. Do help us by posting this article on social media – or email it to a friend – using the links below. Thank you!

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added on Apr 5

Please Pray

Continue to pray for the water supply for Wamba and for rain for n Kenya which is on the verge of famine

Please pray for the Laroche family as they seek to develop the facilities with our support

Pray for discernment as we select the most needy

Soak every aspect of the work in prayer

Please continue to pray for babies Joy, Diana, Gideon and Jonathan

Pray for all those who faithfully support this work

Thanks for two young people willing to share their lives

Pray for the teachers and children in our new primary school

Please pray with me for the men, the warriors and the elders, that they too will become followers of Jesus Christ, the God of hope and peace

Give thanks for the energy and commitment of the Lisburn Kindfund team

Pray for babies Jonathan, Joy and Diana

Please pray for wisdom and guidance for them as they decide their future direction

[ Contact Daphne Lucas if you would like to know more about supporting us through prayer ]

'And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests'
Eph 6:18

Kindfund was established as a charity in 2004 to further the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help relieve poverty amongst some of the poorest tribes in northern Kenya, working with the pastoralist Turkana, Samburu and Rendille.

We currently use 5 tonnes of food and supplies per month, providing for 125 children in 4 homes and 400 children in nursery and primary education.

We have dug 7 wells and fitted 7 handpumps, bringing safe water to remote villages.

100% of gifts go to Kenya.

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