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

Drought response is an overwhelming responsibility that no one agency can take on alone. Davis & Shirtliff has partnered with the National Drought Management Authority to install a solarized borehole pump at Alale community borehole.

The nomadic community in Alale, West Pokot, would travel a treacherous 20 kms sometimes beyond the Kenyan border, in search for water. The livelihood of the Alale Community was greatly affected with a large proportion of their livestock succumbing to the harsh conditions.

The solarized borehole is 240m deep and currently gives 10,000l of water per hour. Initially, there was an existing system that gave 1,000l per hour, which was extremely insufficient for both the community and the health center.

The solarized borehole now serves over 3000 people and saves several hours in the day for more productive activity.