Started in 2006, Otho Abwao, Kenya was our chapter's first partner community. This community had identified the need for clean water that was easy to access. We found this community consisted of about 500 people at varying distances away from the current water source. That source was a previously drilled deep borehole well with a hand pump. The hand pump mechanism was broken and heavily deteriorated beyond repair, but the water in the well was clean and drinkable. After reviewing the current situation and discussing possible solutions with the community, it was decided that just replacing the hand pump was insignificant to meet the community's water needs. The plan was formed to replace the hand pump with an electric pump powered by nearby solar panels that would be installed. Two large, concrete tanks were added to provide large storage for the water the pump was bringing up from the ground. This solved the problem of the quantity of the water, but in order to serve the most people possible, pipes were laid from the tanks to several population centers around the community. Faucets or access points were added in these centers so the community members could get the water without having to walk the long distance to the well. This project was finished in 2009 and it is still working well. The people are very happy with the system and have shown the capability to maintain and run the operation without our involvement.