In October 2010 the East Kanyamamba community, located within the Nyanza Province of Kenya, reached out to the EWB Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter asking for help with improving the well-being of the community. The community has been historically affected by a lack of clean water, decreasing staple crop yields during periodic drought, and very limited healthcare access. Through collaboration with the community members and their leaders, it was decided that developing and protecting clean water was a priority. An initial assessment trip was made by a dedicated group of KEK Project Team members in late 2010 and a plan set in motion for improving the communities access to clean water through the protection of wells and the construction of spring boxes.

Our Ongoing Efforts

The KEK Project Team is currently working on the design of several spring boxes that will be located strategically throughout the dispersed community to provide clean water access to the largest amount of people. On June 8, 2013, in preparation for the KEK and Shasasari Projects, the Project Team conducted a “Build A Springbox Practice/Demonstration” at a spring in Ione, California of Amador County. The demonstration was a success and a big step toward implementing the project.

Get Involved by Joining the KEK Project Team

If you are interested in making a positive difference in the East Kanyamamba community please let us know by messaging us through our Contact Page or email us at

Opportunities exist for anyone who’s interested in EWB Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter to make contributions. To continue our success as an organization, we need a wide range of engineering and non-engineering skill-sets.