Share My World: Water Walk

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Sara Jarvie @sjarvie5August 2019 · 3 min read

One of the best projects that was happening at the camp was the water project. This was a project that was being implemented by the people at MERC (the camp we were staying at) for the local community.

Here is a look at the water walk we went on to learn more about the project.

Up on the top part of the property stood a newly built water tower. It was a frequent place to hang out and see sunsets.


Here George is telling the group about the bore hole that was recently dug and will supply the water to the tower to then be distributed to the surrounding community.



Here is the view from the top of the water tower looking out onto the camp, the community and in the distance that land of the Maasai Mara reserve.

George and Charles took us on a water walk of line B. If you want to know more about the people that worked at the camp see my post People of Kenya: My Kenyan Family.

There are two lines that are going to be supplying water to the community. Here Charles is telling the group about the water trough that is going to supply the animals, both domestic and wild, as the trough is located right next to the reserve.


The roadKiosk or water stationThe trough for the animals


What a blessings it is going to be to have clean accessible water, especially for the women that have to carry the water.


The group along and some of the community members at the kiosk and water trough

One of my favorite parts of the trip came next as the community members invited us to their village and welcomed us with singing and dancing.



Here are pictures of the beautiful people that were so kind and welcoming.



The beautiful, colorful cloth they are wearing is called a shuka. The Colors of Kenya were something I didn't expect and it was such a treat.


The kindness of the Maasai people was such a important and memorable part of my time in Kenya.

Kenya series
Birds of Kenya
Share My World: Being a photographer for Global Resolve
Share My World: 3 days in Nairobi
Olmeut- Giraffe
Colors of Kenya
Share My World: Drive from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara
Olkinya Lasho -Cheetah
Share My World: Camp life on the Maasai Mara
Olngatuny -Lion
Cats of Kenya
Olowuru Keri -Leopard
People of Kenya: My Kenyan Family


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You are such a great photographer Sara! You always bring something special in your portraits. I love those photos with people. My favorite is the one with kids only. It is so beautiful and shows that you don't need much to be happy. So easy..

Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your well deserved curie vote!


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Thanks Martina, especially your comment about the portraits. I really enjoy taking pictures of people! Those kids were totally cute!


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Hey my friend,

Out of all the posts comes across in steemit, this is the one with probably some real life on it. At the time of global warming era every drop of water is precious and in between we used to see the struggles of people to get even one cup of water. So it is really a happy feeling to read that you are among a group who really working for changing the lives of many people. In fact there is no bigger deal than this.

The Photos are great. From the smile of the ladies it is understood how much it means to them and no surprise that you all had been invited for their post-

Thank you for this post, cheers for Curie Curation.


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Thank you. I agree that water is precious. The water project is being implemented by the people at the MERC and we just got to go on the walk and see the progress of the project and meet the people in the nearby community.


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Thanks for the reply. Shall I ask what is MERC, and in what type of official category you people are? whatever it may be happy to know you people are trying to make a change to the people. It is quite a great thing to be precise


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Yes, I give more information about MERC and the people that work there in my last post People of Kenya and of the project that I went with from Arizona in my post Share My World: Being a photographer for Global Resolve


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I always get mixed feelings when I see images like these ones.
First of all, I want to applaud you're doing. Something s basic and wasted in other lattitudes, such as water, should not be scarce anywhere. It is a blessing that there are people willing to leave the confort of their homes to try to help others in need.
I wish we did not have to see a poor Africa anymore. I wish all the rich people in the world could use a tiny fraction of what they waste in things they don't need in vital projects to make life more bearable in these place. I obviously wish African governments were more commited to service and peace.
The images are great and it is always good to be in contact with other cultures, walk their walk, share their experience.


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Thank you. I updated the post to make it more clear that the water project was a project of the local people (Meitamei, George, Charles and others) for the local people and that we just got to see what was happening for the project. Yes, all people should have access to clean water and that is why this project and the people that it is going to help was so impactful to my experience while on the Mara.


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Thanks @travelfeed and @elsaenroute


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It's our pleasure!


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Hi sjarvie5, did you know you can also view this post on Steemie?


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