Artistry in Beads

In the Cape Town area there are many amazing crafts people. But no visit to Cape Town is complete without a visit to Monkey Biz. Started in 1999 this non-profit business pays women immediately for their incredible beaded work and requires every artist to have a bank account where money is deposited and providing economic […]

Good Politics Provides Power To Africa

Sitting watching the Republican debates the other night on CNN I could only shake my head. Here are people who want to be the leader of the free world yelling and screaming at each other, calling each other liars and trying to “out conserve” each other.   But if you stop, wait for the noise […]


Back To “Magical’ Kenya

A few days ago I returned from a great trip to Tanzania (I go every year), Kenya (to build a water well for the women of the Ongata/Rongai), and then on to Italy where I had the good fortune to spend 5 glorious days celebrating my 60th birthday with my beautiful wife and 2 amazing […]

The Well Is Up & Running

A Reflection As I have previously written we first had to find a new location for the well, and then we drilled the well, hit a lot water and put the well in. The one thing that was not done while I was in Kenya was to do a pressure test on the well to […]

Time To Hand The Well To The Community

After drilling through rock, hitting water and putting the casings down the well it was then capped off. This was done until a pump test could be conducted which shows the volume of water that flows (they estimate it will be between 25-30 cubic meters per hour – one of the largest in the area) […]

Maji Ni Uhai! Water Is Life! Part 3

We Hit Water! A lot of water! Prior to the well being drilled a survey was done which showed areas that we were likely to hit water. That is why we chose this area. Well (no pun intended) we hit water. A lot of water. We had arrived at the site in the morning but […]

Maji Ni Uhai! Water Is Life! Part 2

Let The Drilling Begin! The area that we have decided to drill in is in the Namelok District near Amboseli National Park in Kenya. It is an area known as Noonkotiak. There are over 500 people in this community and water is far away and hard to get. Thus this is a great location to […]

Maji Ni Uhai! Water Is Life! Part 1

Finding A Location – First Problem Solved Last week I posted a blog item about my promise to the women of the Ongata/Rongai area to drill a water well for them. As I write this I am sitting at the fantastic Kibo Safari Lodge having spent the last several days drilling a well. This will […]