Giving back to local communities has been a commitment of Davis & Shirtliff since its founding in 1946...

Very few children with disabilities have access to basic education. Because of this, young people with disabilities are less likely to be employed, and more likely to be living in poverty, than people without disabilities.

Ms. Domitila Matheka, Executive Director of the Butterfly Children Care Center, is doing what she can, to change this. Butterfly Children Care Center is home and school to children with intellectual disabilities. Having dedicated her entire career to teaching in special needs schools, Ms. Domitila carried on with the work even into retirement. In September of 2019 the school, intending to dig up a latrine for the students’ use, inadvertently dug a shallow well instead. The #ImprovingLives Initiative has donated and installed a Sunflo S 150 pumping system, which now affords the center the convenience of accessible water. Previously, the care givers would have to fetch water from a nearby borehole, whose quality and availability was not assured.