ILEPA: Pilot Project Implementation at Enkutoto, Narok, Kenya
Launching The Small Grant Pilot Project At Enkutoto Group Ranch, Narok, Kenya.
After a year of Indigenous Navigator’s data collection, data analysis, community consultative meetings to identify and prioritize their needs, Enkutoto-elangat enterit group ranch one of the Indigenous Navigator pilot project sites prioritized Access to Water as the major pressing need. The community appointed a team of seven members tasked to work with ILEPA to develop a proposal based on the small grant requirements, which was later submitted to IWGIA through Tebtebba and subsequently approved.
In early December 2019, Enkutoto group ranch in collaboration with ILEPA launched the development of the water pan at Kideket village. The Water pan will enhance easy access to water, and reduce the distance from the community from about 10km to an average of 2km. The Water pan will provide water to over 300 households.
The project has been received with a lot of excitement at Kideket village, who warmly received the Caterpillar bulldozer and team that will do the dam excavation. The pilot project is possible with the support of the European Union.
Below are some the photos during the water pan launching:
Bulldozer and crew breaking ground for the dam.
Mr. James Twala, Indigenous Navigator Coordinator for ILEPA in Kenya, addressing the community during the launch of small grant project ( Photo courtesy of Mr. Mbogua)