Nakuru Hope: Mercy College teacher helps raise funds for water tank at Kenyan orphanage

Mercy College teacher Elise Harrison standing where the water tank will be installed.
Mercy College teacher Elise Harrison standing where the water tank will be installed.

MERCY College teacher Elise Harrison has purchased a water tank for Nakuru Hope’s new orphanage, thanks to donations from colleagues, family and friends.

The $1350 tank, which will be installed next week, will collect rainwater and be used for drinking and general purpose.

There will eventually be two water tanks for the new orphanage on the not-for-profit’s farm that will provide a home for 35 boys.

Mrs Harrison said the water tank would provide one of the most important resources to the orphanage.

“It was the perfect use for the generous donations,” she said.

Nakuru Hope founder Susan Saleeba said the tanks were “precious” because they caught rainwater.

“Rain doesn’t happen often here,” she said

Mrs Harrison visited the farm this week joining other volunteers pulling and washing carrots that will be used meals for Nakuru Hope’s students and orphans.