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

Barambate is one of the communities that reside in North Horr subcounty, Marsabit County with a population of 606 people. The entire county of Marsabit had endured a difficult period of drought that unfortunately caused the pastoralist community of Barambate great suffering.

In their respective drought response initiatives, Davis and Shirtliff and Caritas Marsabit partnered to offer urgent action to provide support and prevent further loss of life and livelihood. The two organizations partnered in the donation and installation of a Mod Pro and Solar pumping system for the community which will leverage the abundance of the sun to provide clean potable water. The community has in place a water tariff system that will be used to operate and maintain the safe water supply. To foster ownership of the project, the community also contributed 1% in cash during the construction of the wells. There have been complex connections between food / water insecurity and conflict in Marsabit County and projects like these aim at not only increasing safe water access for the community but transcend several other aspects of the community’s life and livelihood.