Course Title: Social Planning for Developing Countries
SAMBURU DISTRICT WATER PROJECT;
Samburu District is ranked as the second poorest rural district in Kenya, with 84% of the population living below the poverty line. The ministry of education estimates the district to have an illiteracy level of 90%. The numerically dominant community is the Samburu community, followed by Turkana.
The Samburu people live slightly south of Lake Turkana in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. They have traditionally herded cattle, goats and sheep in and an arid region with sparse vegetation. A nomadic life-style is essential for their survival since attempts to settle down in permanent locations have reduced their self-sufficiency and ability to maintain their traditional values and practices. The Samburu developed from one of the later Nilotic migrations from the Sudan, as part of the Plains Nilotic movement. The Samburu are in an early settlement area of the Maa group. Those who moved on south, however (now called the Maasai), have retained a more purely nomadic lifestyle until recently when they have also begun farming.
The Samburu Project´s primary initiative is aimed at providing easy access to clean, safe drinking water to communities throughout the Samburu District, Nkoroi location. This is a community where women and children walk up to 12 miles every day in search of water. Often, this water is contaminated. With clean water, it will become possible to impact other aspects of community life including education, healthcare, income generation and women´s empowerment. With water, development happens.
Provide residents of Samburu District, Nkoroi location with accessible, clean and safe water. To ensure sustainability of this project, storage tanks will set up in strategic positions to serve each homestead.
The system entails sinking of one borehole that will cater...