Thursday, 25 April 2013

Floods hit West Nyakach

Heavy rains in Kenya have resulted in countrywide flooding, including in Nyakach. Houses were damaged and livestock lost in the floods.

Many inhabitants of West Nyakach moved to a nearby primary school where a temporary camp was set up to house them. Friends of the Old (FOTO) visited the camp and donated Waterguard, which they can use to purify their drinking water during these hard times. (Much of the flood water is contaminated and potentially disease-causing.)

Some eager recipients
 Through the generosity of International Water and Health Alliance, FOTO was able to provide Waterguard to the camp dwellers.

Happy young ones
Needless to say, more needs to be done for flood victims besides Waterguard provision; however, FOTO's resource capacity is insufficient to meet such massive challenges comprehensively.

On behalf of Lower Nyakach residents, FOTO would like to thank IWHA and all other donors, who fund interventions that enhance their lives in a variety of ways
Thank you IWHA!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

FOTO distributes Waterguard in Nyakach

 Friends of the Old distributed 4,800 bottles of Waterguard in Nyakach in January. Thanks to the generous funding of International Water and Health Alliance (IWHA) and individual donors, four hundred bottles were distributed in each of the twelve locations.
Something to smile about

Waterguard, a water treatment chemical that eliminates E.coli and makes water safe for drinking, is distributed every month. This has reduced incidences of typhoid, cholera and other waterborne diseases.

Something to take home

FOTO appreciates the funding facilitated by International Water and Health Alliance and private donors such as Larry (New York), Valerie (Sacramento), Dorah (Sacramento), Cary and Gary (Sacramento), and Jim and Nancy (Sacramento) who made January's distribution possible.

Happy, shy, happy

Other activities of Friends of the Old in Nyakach include WASH training, safewater packages distribution and distribution of certified seeds. Donor funding makes all these possible.

FOTO distributes 30 safe water packages: Rang'ul Location

Thirty residents of Rang'ul Location recieved safe water packages on January 2013 thanks to funding from Solar Cookers International.

A safe water package includes Solar Cookit set, safe water pot (with tap and lid) and a pot stand, a hay basket (fireless cooker) and a fuel-saving stove (Upesi jiko). These items will help the beneficiaries to pasteurize, store and drink safe water.

Beneficiaries expressed gratitude and commended Friends of the Old for the generous work. All credit goes to Solar Cookers International .

GROUP PHOTO: Their smiles say it all