About us
The Kenya Rain Water Association (KRA) is a member and a secretariat to the Greater Horn of Africa Rainwater Partnership (GHARP), a regional network of National Rainwater Associations (NRWA) from the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) countries. The network was formally established in March 2001. Other current members of GHARP include: Ethiopia Rainwater Harvesting Association (ERHA); Rainwater Association of Somalia (RAAS); Rainwater Harvesting Association of Tanzania (RHAT); and Uganda Rainwater Association (URWA). The main goal of GHARP is to promote integrated RHM systems and complementary technologies for water supply, food security, poverty reduction, and sustainable livelihoods.
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Pastrolist Projects

Livestock Based Livelihood Systems

• Earth dam/water pan – water supply for multiple uses (domestic, livestock, micro-irrigation, establishment of seedlings and nurseries)
• Auxiliary structures for improving water management, i.e. livestock troughs, community water point, washing slab)
• Improved communal sanitary facilities at dam site – gender based VIP or eco-san latrines and bathrooms
• Demonstration micro-irrigation for vegetable production (communal & households)
• Establishment of seedling nursery and planting of trees and fruits
• Demonstration on draught animal technology (DAT) – dam scoop for de-silting water reservoir, tined harrow for rangeland rehabilitation, and conservation tillage (sub-soiling)
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Agro-Pastrolist Projects

for smallholder farming systems

Micro-irrigation system for smallholder farmers for horticultural production (e.g. vegetables and fruits), which comprises of:

  1. household farm pond (50m3) for harvesting surface runoff, lined with ultra-violet resistance plastic and roofed with either iron-sheet< or shade-net (supported by wooden or metallic structure)
  2. low-head drip irrigation system: 50-100-litre jerrican kit, or 230-litre mini-tank kit
  3. Simple hand pump (Hip pump) for lifting water from the farm pond into the drip system
Introduction of simple locally made greenhouses for production of sensitive vegetables (e.g. tomatoes & capsicum) – optional • Domestic water supply e.g. sand dams - optional
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School Projects

school based interventions

Roof catchment system – 50m3 rainwater storage tank, guttering and foul-flash device – water supply for drinking, hand-washing and cooking school meals
Improved sanitary facilities – construction of gender-sensitive VIP latrines (and urinal for boys) – both for pupils and teachers
Establishment of school’s vegetable gardens for improved nutrition – construction of 50m3 or 72m3 farm pond (lined with ultra-violet resistance plastic and roofed with iron sheet), and installation of 230-litre mini-tank low-head drip irrigation system and simple hand pump (Hip pump from KickStart Inc.)
Greening the Schools Initiative - tree seedling nursery establishment and tree seedling planting – engaging pupils in environmental conservation and protection

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AGRO-TECH

KRA Social Enterprise

Agro-Tech Innovations Development Services Ltd (branded as Agro-Tech), is a limited liability company registered in Kenya under the Companies Act, Cap 486 of the Laws of Kenya. The company seeks to further the business of the Kenya Rainwater Association (KRA), its parent entity, which on its part is a registered Society under the Societies Act, Cap 108 Laws of Kenya. Agro-Tech is thus the social enterprise wing of KRA, founded to generate income for furtherance of the social causes (mission) of the latter, thereby sustaining the KRA social programs beyond donor support.
Agro-Tech seeks to develop viable technological innovations for farmers using business approaches. The Company envisions a society in which “all people have access to safe, reliable and sustainable water supplies for productive uses”
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GHARP/KRA Secretariat,
KIDFARMACO Estate, Off Kikuyu Road,
Lower Ring Road, Opp. Columbia Heights, Plot No. 521
P.O. Box10742-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel/Fax: +254 (0) 20 2710657
Cell: +254 0715935065, +254 0737916077
Email: secretariat@kenyarainwater.org