Kamungi Conservancy is owned and managed by the community themselves (through an elected Board of Trustees) which instills ownership and with this commitment. Tsavo Trust provides the stewardship role for capacity building, fundraising potential and commitment to ensure that the members of Kamungi Conservancy enjoy and realise better forms of livelihood in what is a challenging and harsh environment.
Meet the WaKamba community of Kamungi Conservancy who live with wildlife along the National Park boundaries of Tsavo East and West in two main villages called Kamunyu and Ngiluni.
Better Access to Water
Safe and acceptable water for human consumption that is available in sufficient quantity, physically accessible and affordable is a crucial prerequisite for human wellbeing.
Access to safe water is not only fundamental to good health but also to satisfactory livelihoods, dignity and prospects for economic growth and education.
The lack of access to sufficient amounts of safe water leads to human suffering and to loss of human potential, which is ethically indefensible as well as economically wasteful.
Tsavo Trust would like to propose the construction of a borehole aiming at providing clean and safe water to this marginalized but very deserving community.
Our team at Tsavo Trust lives all year round in Tsavo, allowing us to fully appreciate and understand the needs and challenges faced by our fellow Tsavo residents. Over the years we have been able to identify the key needs of the community, from the water situation to education and livelihoods and human wildlife conflict. However, medical facilities in the area have been extremely basic and lacking, forcing all members of the community to travel far distances in order to obtain any form of reliable medical attention. This makes the outcome of ‘life and death’ emergencies non-favorable. Through the Kamungi Conservancy Program, which seeks to develop areas where humans and wildlife can coexist to mutual benefit, one of our aims is to help local communities put in place their own systems for provision of better, more accessible local healthcare.
Tsavo Trust aims to reduce the burden of diseases and health challenges confronting this community, while also strengthening their capacities to advocate for their rights, and to keep their women, children and young people healthy.