Kenya Humanitarian & Charitable Organization (KHCO) has commissioned a piped water project in Laisamis, Marsabit County. The NGO with support from Sharja Charity International has used around 10million to sink a borehole and put up a raised tank with storage capacity of 50,000 litres to cater for around 5000 beneficiaries.
The area is domiciled by the Rendile a pastoralist community in Marsabit County well known for chronic water scarcity. The residents regard water as gold and any effort to provide them with the scarce commodity is highly appreciated.
The woes and long time challenges of trekking several kilometers in search of water is what attracted the NGO to venture in Marsabit where they were well received. KCHO has been operating mainly in Tana River County. Their project in Marsabit has opened up their operations to hard to reach areas in Kenya. The success of the project is being used as a milestone in providing a lasting solution to the perennial water crisis in the area.
The Marsabit County leadership expressed their gratitude to the NGO for the humanitarian gesture extended to her people and requested for more similar projects in the area.