KENYA/USA CHRISTIAN RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT, INC.

5.AN OASIS IN THE DESERT IN MEMORY OF LINDA DAGHLIAN
The Wayne Presbyterian church community, through KUSARD is proud to be counted as the initiator of a major water project at the Heart of Africa in Kituiuni community at the catholic Diocese of Machakos-Kenya. The project aims at providing clean water for Domestic use, irrigation and livestock. It is expected to quench the thirsty of the region and bring relief to about 1000 households, three institutions i.e two primary schools and one dispensary within a cross section of 15 km (approximately 9 miles). This project picks up at an opportune time when the community in question is badly hit by drought and can hardly have access to clean water.

The local community was very delighted with the project, and within short order established a water committee and in conjunction with the district water engineers to ensure expertise in the laying of the foundation for the project.
A survey of the project was done and it concluded the project would cost about US$ 35,000, with the local community making their contribution of land, the manual labor, sand, quarries and local timber. This amount would cover the setting of the water at the catchment point, putting up of three reservoir tanks, constructing water kiosks and piping.

Td date, the Wayne Presbyterian church community has completed Phase 1 at a cost of about US$ 12,500. The country director of Kusard programs Rev. Daniel Kitila through the Executive director Mr. Simon K. Maweu and the Presbyterian Church community of Wayne, appeal to other people of good will in the USA to help complete the remaining two Phases of the Project in order for the dream of creating an oasis to our dehydrated sisters and brothers in Africa can be realized.

It is our profound opportunity to thank you for being associated with this charitable mission that strives to quench the thirsty of the people of Kituiuni. You are a blessing and a source of hope for many who will benefit from this project when it is completed and I am happy that you now belong in this solidarity with Africa. In Christ we discover the same bonds of mutual Solidarity with our sisters and Brothers .....I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink....( Mt 25:35.)

The local administration i.e. assist chief and both headmen are willing to continue the duty of mobilizing the people for voluntary manual work whenever the work will be resumed.

In July 2006, a delegation from the Wayne Presbyterian Church and representatives of the Diocese Of Paterson in New Jersey travelled to the Water Project to witness the succesful completion of Phase I of the Memorial Linda Danghlian Kituiuni Water Project.

"ANSWER TO A PRAYER"
The Executive Director of KUSARD continued applying for funding to enable Phase II of the Water Project to get off the ground and by the power of God our prayers were finally blessed with a response from the International Foundation in New Jersey who, after observing the efforts that had been made by the community of Kituiuni and their supporters, they deemed it a worthy cause to support and subsequently approved a funding for the Project. A progress report of Phase II, can be seen by following the link below or simply Clicking Here

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