With Oxfam's support, Florence Amekui, a 32 year old mother of four, can now grow her own crops.
Before a hybrid pump was installed [in 2012], monthly water tariffs for each person in the community were as high as Ksh. 150 (£1.08). Now we are happy that we are able to use our money to invest in the future. With the money saved, we have been able to buy seeds to cultivate food. We use water from the borehole to irrigate the crops, so we no longer rely on food distributions. I am very grateful to Oxfam for supporting us.
This project has replaced a costly, diesel fuelled water system in Kaikor, Turkana North, with a hybrid pump, ensuring that people have access to reliable, affordable safe water. This new pump is significantly reducing the cost of accessing water, and is enabling the community to invest their time and money in agriculture to ensure food is available for people to eat.
Photo: Naomi Etyang/Oxfam