Over 124,000 people connected to freshwater through Davis & Shirtlift

More than 124,000 people have been connected to clean water during the last six months to June this year which has helped in the fight against coronavirus pandemic, according to Davis & Shirtliff.

In its latest report on improving lives for the period under review, the water and energy equipment supplier says it has completed a total of 87 high impact projects that have positively transformed lives in Kenya and East Africa.

Out of 87 projects, 46 involved combating the threat of COVID-19 in schools and underserved communities in 26 counties across Kenya.

In communities, the company has donated and installed solar powered Dayliff borehole pumping systems to keep families away from water related diseases and relieve households in drought-stricken areas from economic hardships empowering them to explore meaningful economic activities.

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“We remain committed to carrying out our work through this challenging time, and to continue delivering real, lasting outcomes in the coming months. We are proud of the contribution that we are making to our communities,” said Davis & Shirtliff Group Chairman, Alec Davis.

In 30 of the projects completed this year, Dayliff solar pumping kits were used providing affordable and clean energy to increase and improve access to water.

“With increased access to water, and availability of hand washing stations, people have the power to stay healthy.”

The company harnessed the abundant power of the sun to power boreholes, and irrigation pumps to promote extremely sustainable solutions for community projects, as it ramps up efforts to foster a rapport that goes beyond the usual commercial relationship.

“At Davis & Shirtliff, through our Improving Lives Initiative, we aim to positively transform lives by improving access to energy and clean water. With Covid-19 continuing to impact lives and economies negatively, the Improving Lives Initiative is becoming increasingly important.”

Projects were delivered across Kenya, specifically in Nairobi, Nakuru, Meru, Murang’a and Kakamega counties.

Collins Ogutu

Nairobi based Digital Journalist, Corporate Communication Expert and Digital Marketer with a wealth of experience in multimedia. Accredited member of the Media Council of Kenya.
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