Turkana in north-west Kenya sees frequent droughts. It means that many rural communities are dependent on diesel to fuel their pumps to extract clean water from deep wells.
But it's expensive for such poor communities like Kaaling.
Kaaling is a thriving market centre with, what is generally, a good water system - but it depends on diesel to run it. A generator pumps water to kiosks, where it's collected by local people for drinking and cooking, and to tap stands at individual homes. The generator is their only power source.
To pay for the running costs people are charged for water. Unfortunately, prices have risen astronomically. Rising fuel prices and increasing maintenance costs means that the village’s water committee have been given no option but to turn the water off and lock up water points on an increasing number of occasions.
Thanks to Oxfam support the village of Kaaling now has a cost-effective way of getting their water thanks to the sun and wind which are in such plentiful supply.
Margaret Akal, is the treasurer of the water committee: "Because fuel was so expensive and we had to travel miles to get it, we introduced alternatives. Today, the flow of water is good. All you need is the sun and we can generate enough power from our solar panels to get the water. We may even let someone else have our generator."