Kenya Africa Activism


Maasai Mara Cottar's Safari Camp by Hermann Lederle

Maasai Mara Cottar's Safari

Game Drive in the Maasai Mara nearby the Cottar's Safari Camp.

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Maasai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife reserve. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight.

Between July and October, when the great wildebeest migration is in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the sensation is unparalleled.

Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp, which is situated in the Maasai Mara, bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo ecosystem, in an untouched 200,000-acre exclusive concession providing the visitors an abundance of wildlife.

Thank you Calvin Cottar, Ken (our guide) & Lasase (Maasai Mara), Douglas ( camp manager), Daniel & Francis (mess tent butlers), Bernard (room steward) and the great Cottar's Camp team.

Thank you Helge Gerull & Tina Broccoli for supplying the video gear.

Cottar's 1920's Mara Safari Camp, email:

Clean Water Initiative for School in Kisumu 1 by Hermann Lederle

Clean Water Initiative Kisumu1

A video about ‪RainCatcher together with Tina Broccoli and the Dana & Albert R. Broccoli Foundation bringing clean water to the school children in Kisumu, Kenya.

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10 new rainwater harvesting systems were installed in Kisumu, in the western region of Kenya. The 10 locations were schools that did not have enough clean water to drink.

On the day we were visiting the schools in 2013, it was national deworming day where children are given a pill to take with lots of water. One headmistress said to us, "We are grateful for the rainwater tank, especially on this day, so the kids can get clean water to drink with their medicine instead of walking down to the river far away, some children get bit by snakes when they go there."

Children - and particularly girls - are denied their right to education because their schools lack clean water and sanitation facilities. Women and children are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water.

Project Notes:

Start Date: April 1, 2013
Completion Date: July 29, 2013
Projects completed: 10 schools
Filters distributed: 50
People to be served: over 20,000

Clean Water Initiative for Schools in Kisumu 2 by Hermann Lederle

Clean Water Initiative Kisumu2

A video about RainCatcher together with the Broccoli Foundation bringing clean water to the school children in Kisumu, Kenya

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"Everybody wanted to drink the water. And we let them drink the water. In Fact, the kids are even more appreciative than us. Because the water they were carrying, was not very clean. Now they can access clean water they were not used to. And we believe it is going to be very plenty, because it is raining and our tank will be full."

List of Schools with rainwater harvesting system installed:

Wachara Primary School
GPS: S 0 3.2295 E34 41.18202

Thim Bonde Primary School
GPS: S 0 1.0164 E 34 41.06461

Bar Ogwal Primary School
GPS: S 0 2.6217 E 34 45.15495

Upper Hill Academy
GPS: S 0 2.189 E 34 44.97528

Sinyolo Primary School
GPS: S 0 1.96868 E 34 40.05318

Nawa Primary School
GPS: S 0 5.2975 E 34 42.6847

Gongo Primary School
GPS: S 0 8.4983 E 34 36.46568

Kirembe School
GPS: S 0 4.93918 E 34 43.30536

Nyang'inja Mbiriizi School
GPS: S 0 7.66538 E 34 37.52243

Ogada School
GPS: S 0 1.9876 E 34 43.11104