At 5 Stones, we have a three-pronged approach to our purpose.
A. To be excellent at our craft by serving the needs of our clients.
B. To encourage those we work along side.
C. To give back to those in need.
This page of our web site tells about the current project we are working on that is centered around the third part of that purpose.
We know the power that a clean drinking water source can have on many aspects of a community. For the past few years, we have been working on a clean water project with the Maasai people in the Ibisil community of Kenya. The goal has been to eliminate the need for the 20 mile round-trip journey it takes to gather water for their community since they have no access to clean drinking water within their village.
One of the challenges in that region of Kenya is that the water levels are very deep below the ground, so a traditional pump will not work to access the water. In addition, there has been a lingering drought there so water in general is scarce above ground.
We initially funded the digging of the well ($20K), but are now working towards the financial need of building the pump station and installing the necessary specialized equipment needed to draw the water from the deep below ground. The cost of this phase of the project is around $85,000. As we work, we will continue to try and allocate added funds for this phase of the project.
Just recently, we have also been able to provide needed food supplies to the women and children of the community due to the drought that is taking a heavy toll on the community.
If you are interested in partnering with us in this effort to continue to help the Ibisil community, you can contact us at the email below. The best way to give to those in need is by EMPOWERING in a strategic way with partners who provide accountability- not by throwing money at projects - working with other NGO's to solve challenges with the resources with which we've been entrusted. We are excited to see the impact that this project can have on the lives of so many.