As some of you might remember, last October I spent 5 days with members of the Lekiji Well community as their well was being drilled. It was a long process. Day after day, we all watched the drill bit go round and round, adding more rods as the borehole got deeper and deeper. Finally, the water came gushing out! It was a big day that I shared with the community. I knew then that doing work for The Samburu Project was a gift – not without challenges but a gift nonetheless.
Now, on my first official visit to Samburu as the Executive Director I wanted to visit the Lekiji well community to see the finished well and witness first hand how the lives of the people there have changed because of the water. We arrived to find a small group of women doing laundry as the children helped to pump the water. I was told again and again, “Ashe Oleng” (Thank You)! “We are so happy that we don’t have to walk far for water anymore!” I am sharing these expressions of gratitude with everyone who supports TSP and especially the ABAR Foundation who sponsored this well.