Northern Kenya is a dry landscape, with both people and wildlife depending on limited water resources.
In communities around Lewa, access to clean and safe water remains a challenge. Consequently, most residents in these communities have to depend on water supply from rivers and streams, which has a direct negative impact on the fragile ecosystem.
Our work is improving access to clean and safe water.
In implementing water projects, we work with our partners, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, and local water-user associations, alongside the communities themselves, to identify solutions to water shortages. To date, we have built dams and water storage tanks across the majority of our neighbouring areas. We have also assisted farmers in setting up irrigation schemes. We also carry out education on water harvesting, sustainable water usage and the importance of protecting water catchment areas.
| Our Impact |
In addressing challenges to water security, Lewa has achieved the following:
Supported communities with 17 water projects, enabling 20,000 people to have access to clean and safe water.
Improved irrigation systems managed by local farming communities
Decreased dependence on surface water extraction from rivers and streams.
Continued to establish best practices in water resource management in the community areas.