Development Work Foundation Theo Kiewiet Irrigation project Munganga Kenya 2006-04-23

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Project location: Village Bulechia and surroundings, sub-location Munganga, Butere/Mumias district.

Target group:
The underprivileged people of Munganga, who are not able to sustain long droughts without food-aid.

Core activities:
Digging of nine water-wells and purchasing nine irrigation-pumps for the underprivileged villagers of Munganga.

Self-sufficiency for the people of Munganga through the digging of water-wells and purchase of irrigation pumps, to make efficient irrigation possible during (long) dry seasons, and being able to grow sufficient food, at least for own use, with stimulation for local market production.

Start: June 1st 2006
End: June 1st 2007

Organization in the Netherlands:
The foundation ‘Development-work Theo Kiewiet’ organizes in co-operation with the Parish Caritas Ameland a collection in the Saint Clemens Church in Nes Ameland. Next to that there is a ‘Vastenactie’ promotion via ‘Lentbags’, which are distributed house to house. In the parish leaflet articles will be published about ‘Vastenactie’ and there will be special attention to the planned irrigation project.

Estimated budget:
Activity: amount:
a. Purchase of 12.000 bricks € 700
b. Purchase of 100 bag cement € 680
c. Purchase of 9 loads sand € 150
d. 9 buckets, covers, ropes € 100
e. Specialized labor costs € 250
f. 9 irrigation pumps € 765
g. Hoses 9x150m 60c pm € 810
h. Pipes form well to pump € 285
i. Execution-costs 5% € 200
j. Bank- costs 1% € 40
k. Not specific labor € 850
TOTAL project-costs € 4.850
Own contribution beneficiaries € 850
Contribution local collection € 2.000
Contribution ‘Vastenactie’ € 2.000

The Pioneer Self Help Group Bulechia (PSHGB)
leaded by Enos Sikoyo Matangwe, will select a number of suitable hamlets, where a water-well can be located. The is going on basis of reciprocity with the locals. When the people and the PSHGB-board (village representatives) agree, the project will be executed, as far as financial sources will allow to do so.

Local contractors take care for the purchases of the material as bricks, sand, cement, etceteras. Specialized work will be done for local rate, other labor is done by the people themselves in exchange for the execution of the wells. Next to that there is about 5% execution-cost , like administration, organization, distribution and a modest reward for the full time working project leader.

Last year about ten water-wells have been realized successfully. This year we want to start irrigating with very efficient and sustainable pumps, from out the new wells, to make it possible that people can grow their own food also in the dry season. And avoid in the way the need of another food program in the area. The local people will be motivated to grow their own food as much as possible with these ‘money maker’ foot pumps.

The needed motivation for these enterprises will be grown through the PSHGB-board, to have more and more self-sufficiency among their villagers. The foot-pumps are available at the agent in the nearby town of Mumias, including pipes and hose. The board will take care of the organization of the irrigation project.


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