Photography by Kerry-Ann Hamilton
The Howard University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders is installing biosand filters in Choimim, Kenya, a rural farming community. In the Nandi Hills area including Choimim and nearby Siwo, there are vast tea plantations. Tea pickers get about 20 Kenyan Shilling per kilogram of leaves. Each bag is about 15-20 kilos (approximately US$5 per bag). They aim to do as many bags as possible each day. Mothers like Cherop and Cicily have to take their children to the fields.