The Bweseletse Spring protection project serves 505 people in 57 households. It was completed on May 29, 2014. The people of Bweseletse had been drawing water from an unprotected spring, which was also used to water domestic animals. As a result the community suffered from outbreaks of waterborne illnesses such as typhoid, dysentery, diarrhea, and amoeba related illnesses. They spent a lot of money treating these illnesses. One community member, Alice, commented about all of the money she spent treating her family for Typhoid. This money, she said, could have been used to pay school fees or to boost her poultry and vegetable business.
The following is an excerpt from the project report:
“We are excited to report that a water project has been completed in the village of Bweseletse, Kenya. A spring has been protected so that it is a safe source of clean water, sanitation platforms have been constructed, and training has been received on sanitation and hygiene, all of which will help stop the spread of disease within this community.”