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The African Borehole Trust is keen to raise further necessary funds for their second Borehole, in the North East of Kenya. To date with the running of the three previous events in 2011 they have raised, £10,000.00.
This amount of money goes a very long way towards the goal of £25,000.00 needed to survey, drill and install a suitable Borehole. The pump would probably be powered by sunlight and the costs associated with this are also very high. Notwithstanding all the equipment has to be transported from Nairobi , some of which has to be imported. Imported goods are subject to high Import Duty which in turn is passed on to the consumer, the ABT. It is essential not to waiver and continue to achieve the goals of providing fresh clean water to those people who are in dire need of safe drinking water not contaminated with bacteria and organisims which carry all kinds of diseases, including typhoid and cholera. The ABT are intending to help a splinter group of the Pokot tribe who have been given some land to live on with their families and cattle. Unfortunately there is no fresh water for miles and what is available is contaminated with animal faeces.
We very much would appreciate your support of our next fund raising campaign the details of which are under “EVENTS”.
The first Borehole
Working in co-operation with and in conjunction with the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT), the first borehole will be near the Iltalal village on the Kuku Group Ranch in South West Kenya. This ranch comprises 280,000 acres owned by the local Maasai people.
MWCT is a perpetual Trust under the Trustees (Perpetual Succession) Act, Cap, 164 Laws of Kenya being a corporate entity in Kenya with charitable objects. MWCT supports the preservation of biodiversity with the Maasai tribal lands of East Africa by promoting conservation, education and health services within the Maasai community.