Construction begins on South Haven rotary project in Kenya
Work has started on a South Haven Rotary project in Kenya. Art Ayers of Rotary told WSJM News that they are building a 600,000-liter concrete water storage cistern for the Ngoswani Maternal and Child Hospital. The project was inspired by Rotarian Marty Graber, who has worked for decades to help people in Africa.
“Since water is urgently needed and they have very limited access to water, and here you have a hospital that needs water for the obvious, so its latest project he wanted to deal with was this rainwater harvesting project, ”Ayers said.
The roof of the hospital will be used to collect water, which will go into an underground tank with filters. Ayers says it took Rotary about three years to complete the project. The work started this week.
“It’s something that’s been going on for almost three years, if not longer, and it’s truly a labor of love. There has been a lot of work involved, but for all the right reasons.
Ayers says Rotary has raised about $ 75,000 for this effort. To carry out the project, South Haven Rotary has partnered with the Milimani Rotary Club of Nairobi. Ayers, construction is expected to take about three months.