Lucio Anneo Seneca
The climate is semi-dry, characterized by lacking precipitations, condensed in the rainy season, the entire area is at the risk of desertification.
90% of the population lives in the countryside and only 28% have access to sources of drinkable water within 2 km – this parameter is defined by WHO World Health Organization in order to set up a correct access to water channels.
The rest of the population lives in marginal rural areas where it must walk 13 km to provide water. Moreover, only 27% of the population has proper health structures.
Mukooni, this is the name of the well given by the inhabitants of Kyaimu village. After some months of excavations, completely handmade, the aquifer was found at 12 meters depth, in accordance with the report realized by mr Denge Lugayu, whi was in charge of the project.
The test realized in the area confirmed that the water is drinkable and the “water column” is enough for 24 families – with the word “family” In Africa states a nucleus composed by 8 up to 25 people and their animals.
Mukooni will guarantee the access to drinkable water to 24 families (around 360 people) reducing the distance they have to cover for the water supply (on the average of 10 to 2 km) and contributing to ameliorate the community health.