|AN OASIS IN THE DESERT IN MEMORY OF LINDA DAGHLIAN
The Wayne Presbyterian church community, in New Jersey, through KUSARD’s engagement, is proud to be counted among one of the main supporters of a major water project in 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 100 households, five institutions i.e two primary schools; two churches and one dispensary within a cross section of 15 km (approximately 9 miles).1St. Phase:-This project picked up at an opportune time when the community in question was adversely impacted by drought and could hardly access clean water. The local community was very delighted with the project, and in short order established a water committee and was in touch with the district water engineers to ensure expertise in the laying of the foundation for the project.
An initial survey of the project concluded it would cost an estimated US$ 35,000, with the local community making their contribution of land, manual labor, sand, gravel 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 at the consumer level. To 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 and elsewhere to help complete the remaining two Phases of the Project in order for the dream of creating an oasis to our dehydrated brothers and sisters in Africa can be realized. It is our profound opportunity to thank our supporters for being associated with this charitable mission that strives to bring relief to 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 for the solidarity which this project has created with an African country, Kenya, in response to Christ’s teaching about the bonds of mutual Solidarity with our brothers and sisters which is shown here in practice “…..I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink….”( Mt 25:35.)The local administration i.e. assistant chief and two headmen are willing to continue the duty of mobilizing the people for voluntary manual work whenever the work will be started.In July 2006, a delegation from the Wayne Presbyterian Church and representatives of the Diocese Of Paterson in New Jersey traveled to the Water Project to witness the successful completion of Phase I of the Memorial Linda Daghlian Kituiuni Water Project.“ANSWER TO A PRAYER” Read About The Mission TripThe 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 collective 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, the deemed it a worthwhile cause to support and subsequently approved a funding for the Project. A progress report of Phase II, can be seen by simply Clicking Here