THE SAMBURU PROJECT INC

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, International, Women, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 707 Idaho Ave Apt 101 Santa Monica CA 90403 USA

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6 people found this review helpful

Access to clean water can be easily taken for granted. Over four years ago Kristen Kosinski set out on a journey and traveled through Samburu for 3 months by herself. She discovered one common thread among all of the tribes. NO WATER! Women and girls spent days walking endless miles in search of water. She came back to the states on a mission to bring water to the thousands of people in desperate need. Samburu Project has changed the landscape of women's health, prosperity, education and commerce by drilling 25 Wells in the last 3 years - bringing water to 50,000 people! She has made it part of the Samburu Project mission to create programs around women's empowerment in the local communities. One person CAN make difference. Kristen is an inspiration to so many and I know the people of Samburu are thankful for her dedication and compassion.

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I have had the opportunity to speak with the representatives from Kenya and I can say first hand that by providing the foundation of water, development is possible. With water as a baseline, Samburu Project has positively impacted community life including education, healthcare, income generation and women’s empowerment. Currently, most Samburu women spend the majority of each day searching for water and the water they find is often contaminated.

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About every month

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2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The Samburu Project is an organization that is impacting so many lives in Kenya by nearly most of the funds raised going directly to the implementation of well drilling. The Mission is to bring clean, safe drinking water to as many as possible by drilling wells. Since bringing water to these arid regions, TSP has brought new life to the people as well as the land. This initiative has empowered women to start income generating businesses and allowed them to parent their children; additionally, enrollment in school age children has skyrocketed now that kids aren't out looking for water all day. Everyone is thriving - professionally, health wise and through education. I had the opportunity to meet Lucas, who is the TSP manager on location in Samburu. His role has been instrumental in the execution and maintenance of the project over the last 3.5 years. Lucas is a valuable asset to TSP, it's donors and the people of Samburu. Executive Director, Kristen Kosinski is a hero to humanity for her dedication, commitment and perseverance for spearheading such a necessary project and organization. Her impact is certainly to leave the world a better place and she leads by example!

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sitting on the board and being a highly involved event committee person. The impact we hear directly from Lucas in Kenya is just incredible considering we are continents away! Also, TSP has helped raise awareness in California for water conservation.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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