c) Wind energy:
Currently KVDC uses a generator to pump water to the site. However the resources available
have not been able to sustain this approach due to increasing gas prices. The community is now exploring the use of Wind Energy
and some of the villagers have been trained on the design and installation of the Wind mill; and provided with some of the
materials. Timothy, a USA Peace-corps volunteer on a two year assignment to KVDC (2005-2007) had been motivating in this exercise).
Currently the community seeks more materials. As soon as all the materials are available, the community, will and with little
supervision, complete the installation of the Wind mill --- which will be the first in the area.
of the significant development milestones in village, Kilisa has been a priority area for the national rural electrification
program. The national line has now been extended to supply the village shopping center. The line passes by the village project
site and now the community is mobilizing resources to step down the power for the supply of the site. Once this is achieved
the community will step up their adult education, introduce village based IT, establish vocational training (Carpentry, Masonry,
welding, etc). Already the village is ear marked for installation of Fruit processing plant once water is on site. This plant
is relevant to Kilisa a village in Kiteta location, a fruit growing area. The long term goal is to develop this project site
into a Training and demonstration Center for community based initiatives.
e) Biodiesel and Biofuels:
As mentioned under Success stories -- Water harvesting, KVDC working closely with AEF is exploring into Biofuels
as alternative source of energy. In this regard KVDC has intensified and diversified their nurseries to include Jatropha
seedlings. Apart from providing alternative energy at village level,Jatropha farming has the potential of been a lead income-generating
strategy. The community will earn from the sale of seedling and promoting Jatropha farming for Biodiesel as an alternative
source of energy in Mbooni District. By current estimates an acre of Jatropha could raise the income of a household by Kshs
90,000 per year.