SASOL in Partnership with Land O’ Lakes
Project Dates: October 2014- April 30, 2015
Our project goal, as guided by Land O’ Lakes, is to enhance rain water harvesting for increased livestock production in Makueni County. With lack of sufficient water prevailing in these upcoming dry months (February-March), our aim is to increase access and management of the current water supply so the members of our targeted communities can persevere through this dry time. If they are able to persevere now, they will have higher capacity to maintain self-sufficiency in the future.
We have two specific objectives:
- To increase access to water for livestock production.
- And, to increase the technical capacity of Water User Associations (WUAs) in water management.
SASOL began implementation of the project last October, 2014 for the rehabilitation of existing community water structures in Kathonzweni, Mbooni East, and Makueni Sub-County. The project targets 2500 farmers who are direct beneficiaries of the project and 7500 indirect beneficiaries.
Currently SASOL is involved in:
- Identification and mapping of existing water projects in Makueni County.
- Mobilizing 15 existing Water User Associations (WUAs) to draw clear work plans for upgrade/rehabilitation of their water projects.
- Conduct training needs assessments (TNA) for 15 WUAs and preparing of training materials based on TNA results.
- Train 15 WUAs to administer and maintain community water points
- Rehabilitate or construct 15 community water points
After the completion of rehabilitations, SASOL will hand over the projects to the community to manage.