“WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. YOU HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL OVER A LITTLE; I WILL SET YOU OVER MUCH. ENTER INTO THE JOY OF YOUR MASTER.” -MATTHEW 25:21
Clean Water Initiative
A further aspect of sustainability related to the Tumaini Cottages and Conference Centre is the Clean Water Initiative. When it was established, the Conference Centre needed a source of clean, accessible water to run its operations. A borehole was drilled on the property, which provided enough water both for the Conference Centre and to allow Tumaini to sell clean water back to the community. ROCKbridge Ministries helped Tumaini partner with churches in the U.S. to gather funding enough to buy a water truck to deliver the water to other holding tanks around the city.
Right now, ROCKbridge is developing plans to expand the capacity of the water system at Tumaini.
Solar Power Project
A third project enhancing the sustainability of the Tumaini Cottages and Conference Centre is the installation of solar panels to power the facilities. These forms of renewable energy, in addition to being environmentally friendly, provide enough power in Kenya’s abundant sunlight to free Tumaini from reliance on the traditional city power grid, saving it a significant expense. The solar panels also generate enough electricity to be able to sell some back to the surrounding community.