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

For Sam Anyembe, D&S Head Office staffer, some of his fondest memories of home were when his mother would send him to the stream about 300m away to fetch water in two 100 liter drums. It was all fun and games for him and his siblings but as they grew older, the realization that they lacked access to a convenient and clean source of water sunk in.

Fetching water now became a laborious and time consuming chore. This was the reality for the entire Obulamu Community, where he is from. Davis & Shirtliff Kakamega, through its #ImprovingLives Initiative, has partnered with the Obulamu water project to install a Dayliff DSD pump. The pump, powered by an array of fourteen 330W panels, now provides water to not only Sam’s household, but to over 300 households in the community. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by D&S Kakamega, led by Branch Manager Loise Mutua.