In 2014 we worked hard to provide sustainable solutions for our partners in Kenya. Here are just a few of them:
- Just One: Africa raised funds to prepare the school building for electricity and then partnered with another organization to bring electricity to the orphanage and farm in Bondo. We had Kenya Power wire the 30’ by 60’ school building for outlets and lighting fixtures. We completed this project with the other organization, bringing power poles and running the connecting wires to the school building and orphanage. This is a huge step in the right direction, bringing them closer to sustainability and allowing for other income-generating projects to move forward.
- One of Just One: Africa’s income-generating projects is the Salem Bakery at Salem Orphanage. It has continued to grow due to the arrival of electricity. The large industrial mixer is now in full use, allowing them to mix bread much more efficiently than by hand. This expedites the production of the bread resulting in more loaves, rolls, and specialty items, thus increasing the output and, therefore, their income. There is a great demand for bakery items and word has spread as the quality is excellent and the price point is competitive. They are still using the motorbike to distribute to towns as well as areas farther out, increasing market opportunities. This sustainability project has created local jobs, bread for the orphans, and additional income that can be used for medical, and education, along with other food needs.
- Just One: Africa efforts allowed for a rain catchment system to be installed on the 30’ by 60’ school building in Bondo featuring a 10,000-liter tank that has the capacity to capture the large amount of water that can fall in a short time. This water is mostly used for washing of the orphan’s clothes and for watering crops. Since this tank is positioned at the top of the property, it eliminates the need to pump water up from the lake to irrigate crops, resulting in a reduced amount of necessary resources rather than relying strictly on the gas-powered water pump.
adjective | sus·tain·able | sə-ˈstā-nə-bəl
: able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed
: involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources
: able to last or continue for a long time
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