Completed Safe Drinking Water Supply
Completed Community Washroom
Completed Equipment Training and Support Services
Completed Health and Hygiene Training Program
Completed Pump Repair Project
Completed Pump Replacement Projects

Three Valuable Partnerships

Kenya's rural areas and slums lack safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. In response, Lifewater has formed valuable partnerships with three organizations:

1) The Lifewater Kenya

2) Lifewater Community Kenya


Together, these three register non-government organizations (NGOs), through funding supplied by Lifewater Canada and our generous donors, are busily:


The Lifewater Kenya team

This is our original team in Kenya, centrally located in the Nakuru area. Its founder, David Maina, is gradually transitioning his leadership responsibilities to other senior members of the team. They are passing along their valuable knowledge to the newer teams in Kenya. For example, they helped the Lifewater Community Kenya team assemble their new Lifewater-supplied drilling rig, and they trained the Stada team to repair broken hand pumps. 

We are very thankful for our long relationship with David and his team, and for their efforts to ensure all three teams in Kenya succeed. "This is not Lifewater Nakuru," David says. "This is Lifewater Kenya. I will do whatever I can to see water flow everywhere in my country."

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David trained with Kenya's Ministry of Water Development as a Water Supply Inspector and has a Building and Civil Engineering diploma. He is also Pastor of the Africa Island Church in Nakuruview and leads a community development program that includes the Clinic for Mother Child Health (MCH); home-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS; a voluntary HIV/AIDS counselling and testing program, and a children's outreach ministry.

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Charity Mahugu - Administrative Assistant

Charity plays an essential role in supporting David and the rest of The Lifewater Kenya leadership team.


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Dorcas Wainaina - Program Officer

Dorcas helps administer Lifewater’s water projects in Kenya. She is a social worker with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and Masters degree in Project Planning and Management, from the University of Nairobi. She also has diplomas in Project Management and Information Technology, plus other professional training. Dorcas is a strongly committed member of Africa Inland Church and its ministry efforts.



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Sammy Wainaina - Liaison Officer

Sammy serves as a liaison between The Lifewater Kenya organization and the Kenyan government to ensure the organization is meeting all its requirements to the government. He also helps administer Lifewater projects. Sammy has a Bachelor of Business Information Technology degree from Kenya Methodist University, plus other professional training.



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 Antony Makau - Driller

Antony has been part of Lifewater Kenya since its conception. He is a lead drilling technician, working with the LS 100 drilling rig.


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Patrick Onyango - Driller and Welder

Patrick is a lead drilling technician, working with the LS 100 drilling rig, and a welding specialist.

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James Mbugua - Mason 

James' masonry skills play an important part in every new water well, including the concrete pad surrounding each hand pump that protects the well against ground contamination.


The Lifewater Community Kenya team

This team became part of the "Lifewater family" in July 2021. It's initial focus was on installing rainwater harvesting and storage systems at rural Kenya schools to enable them to continue having safe and accessible water for drinking and sanitation even during seasonal dry periods. Lifewater Community Kenya has installed hundreds of systems so far at schools and other publicly accessible sites in the Mwingi region.

The team has also received a truck-mounted drilling rig from Lifewater Canada donors -- plus training from The Lifewater Kenya team -- and begun drilling wells in the Mwingi region.


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Francis Ogola Ndonga, Founder and Director

Francis is responsible for all daily operations of the organization. He works closely with the board of directors, overseeing all activities including grant applications, and fundraising. Francis also serves as the coordinator of Christ Mission to the World in Kenya. He holds a degree in Theology and a diploma in Community Development.


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Lilian Misele - Assistant Director & Finance Director

Lilian is responsible for the administration of accounting, grants management, talent management, operations, and information. She holds a diploma in Community Development and Financial Management.


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Eric Kalonzo Ngina - Field Coordinator

Eric's responsibilities include overseeing all the organization's water project operations.



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Jemima Akinyi - General Secretary

Jemima assists in the implementation of board policies and annual objectives, and for financial, program, and administrative management of the organization, including its branch offices. She holds a diploma in Hospitality Management and Social Development.




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 Julias Kyendi - Technician

Julias is in charge of drilling, driving, and  maintenance. He supports Christ Mission to the World in implementing its Lifewater-supported “Clean and Safe Drinking water for Schools Project” in Mwingi Central Constituency in Kitui County. He holds a certificate in driving and in mechanics.



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Elijah Wigoro - Technician

Elijah is responsible for coordination of the organization's drilling work including hydrogeological investigations, environmental and social impact assessments, environmental audits, and water quality monitoring. He holds a certificate in engineering.


The STADA team

STADA is an abbreviation for "Stawisha Dada" which in Swahili means "thrive sister." The organization was formed to address the inequalities that Kenyan women and girls face in health care and education. The youthful STADA team partnered with Lifewater Canada to provide health and hygiene training at all the schools where the Lifewater Community Kenya team is installing rainwater harvesting and storage systems.

Since then, thanks to the training and equipment we provided, the STADA team has begun drilling new water wells and repairing broken hand pumps on older wells. STADA has also started a sewing industry for teen mothers who produce reusable sanitary pads that are distributed at the health and hygiene workshops to ensure that menstrual periods do not stop girls from attending school and continuing their education.

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Patricia Nudi - Founder and CEO








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Maureen Achieng - Resource Mobilization Officer








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Terry Abura - Finance & Administration Officer








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 Lydia Atieno - Program Officer








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 Gloria Ogola - Program Officer








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 Larry Oyuga - Technical Officer








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 William Mandela - Technical Officer








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 Christine Akello - Administration Officer










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