painting by Nderit ‘2’
LIVE IN HARMONY!!
When you have to walk minimum 10 kms and up to 60 kms for just a drink, because the hand pump may be broken, or the well is empty, or an animal has fallen in to the well, or the Elephants smashed the well, because they are also thirsty, or whatever?? having a beautiful new solar pumping system at Kasipo is a real reason to smile.. Thank you VOSS foundation from every one in this valley.. They can’t believe its true!!
We traveled with the camel train from Ngurnit with some brave Norwegian friends to open the project with the Kasipo/Seren people and we were joined by hundreds of people from all round some from over 40 kms to celebrate this important day!! yes WATER IS LIFE’!’
It was a very hot walk but so beautiful..
On our way we had an incredible rain storm in the night, and the next day we came across this wonderful peaceful scene on one of our dams.. They had not had any rain since april! Usually all these animals and people would have to walk many many miles every two days to find water..
On arriving at Kasipo after four long days of walking we were greeted by this most wonderful sound of women singing.. hundreds of them.. I think all of us had a tear in our eyes as we walked up!
Then the Blessing of the well was performed by the elders, then the speeches.. Everyone had wonderful clear messages of what this water would do for them!
Followed by each group of women, singing their praises at the top of their voices.. Also the school from Seren sang beautifully!
By now we were exhausted! But we still had to open the water five kms away for the people of Seren.. Yes we piped the water to a tank all that way and they wanted an official openi
After nearly 30 years of coming to this area, from day one there has been water problems here! It was wonderful to finally see that the people had water! We are so happy .. THANK YOU VOSS FOUNDATION FROM EVERY ONE ON THE NORTH EAST SIDE OF THE NDOTO MOUNTAINS!!!
Next blog will be on the trials and tribulations of implimenting a project in such a remote area!