Ease the burden of transporting water | Kenya
Provide vulnerable women and children in Western Kenya with rollable Q-Drum containers to ease the burden of water transportation.
The Q Drum is a durable, donut-shaped plastic container which holds up to 50 liters of water. Clean water is one of the simple necessities of life and the idea of the Q Drum originated in response to the needs of rural people for clean and potable water and easing the burden of conveying it. LEARN MORE »
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Transporting water from the source to the household: Women and children in Kenya are charged with the responsibility to provide water for household use. As a result of large amounts of water being carried on their heads over long distances, women and children are often affected by lifelong spinal or neck injuries. Furthermore, children often attend school late or miss classes to undertake their responsibility, affecting education levels in the country.
The Q-Drum rollable water container will be a safer and quicker means of transporting water for both women and children. It will drastically reduce injuries caused by carrying water on the head and will speed up the transportation of the commodity allowing children to attend classes on time.
Number of people who will benefit
90 families and over 500 individuals
About the beneficiaries
The beneficiaries will be poor and marginalized women, many of whom are widowed due to HIV/AIDS, will be selected on the basis of their vulnerability and their distance from a water source.
The targeted women will be put in groups of 5 to 10. The groups will then rent the Q-Drum to community women and children at a subsidized cost as a way of generating income for their livelihoods. 10% of the money raised through the rental system will be returned to Yaya Education Trust in order to ensure sustainability of the project.
|Product||Cost of the technology||65||90||5,850|
|Shipping||Cost of international shipping||1300||1||1,300|
|Clearance and local duty||Based on the average clearance and local duty cost||1||400|
|Wire transfer fee||45||2||90|
|Paypal/other payment processing fee||3.3% average based on the average size of project and average donation amount||3.30%||291|
|Kopernik 10%||In order to cover due diligence cost that Kopernik conducts||881|
Contribution of organization
As an organization we shall help to contribute:
- 91,000 KES (1,300 USD) towards the purchase cost of 20 Q-Drums
- Provide and replace ropes for pulling
- Help to train the beneficiaries and create awareness on the Q-Drum and its usage.