Student Coordinator and mentor, Catherine Kaimenyi and senior PATHWAYS scholar Kennedy Otieno, visited second year scholar Jemimah Peter’s project in Kitui Central. Jemimah’s project is to improve the scarce water situation in her village. Her women’s group of 15 members who have worked on the project welcomed Catherine and Kennedy.
Jemimah’s PATHWAYS project has already provided a water tank which is used by the women to water their crops in this dry area. It has really helped the vegetables survive the drought. The thought now, though, is to dig a borehole near a seasonal stream to supplement the water tank. See above Jemimah and Kennedy investigating a nearby resident’s borehole pump.
Kennedy has direct experience with boreholes since part of his PATHWAYS project has been to dig 4 boreholes to help provide water to his community. It was great to see a senior scholar providing advice and help to a more junior scholar. Jemimah and her whole group were motivated by the project visit.