Bringing Water to Mwongeti, Kenya
Tucson Kino Rotary partnered with the Litchfield Rotary Club, District 5950, in Minnesota in 2017 to apply for a Global Grant to bring water to Mwongeti, a village of 6,000 in Kenya.
The Rotary Foundation has just approved the Grant and is transferring the funds to begin the project. Dennis Bergquist, President -Elect of Tucson Kino Rotary, is a transplant from District 5950 where he initiated the project.
In Mwongeti, women walk up-hill an hour from the water source to the village with a jerry can filled with 42 pounds of water balanced on their heads.  They rest at their houses and then repeat the trip for another can of water.
Damaris Nyamkabaria, who lives in Minnesota, but whose mother lives Mwongeti, brought the need for the well to the Litchfield Rotary Club.
Dennis’ friend, Fred Rau, then President of the Litchfield Club, and George Ngotho with the Rotary Club of Kikuyu, Kenya, joined in partnership to secure the Grant.
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