The community of Endana occupies approximately 2 km (1.2miles) of the eastern banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River and extends to approximately 5 km (3.1 miles) east of the River.

The Community of Endana and the 410 Bridge have proposed constructing a footbridge across the Ewaso Ng'iro River that separates the people of the Endana village from Segera Mission Clinic.  

The Segera Mission Clinic (pictured below) provides the community’s only health care facility, serves as a source of clean drinking water and has a kindergarten and primary schools. In the surrounding areas there are over 4,000 children (CIA World fact book 1990)

The Endana community with a reported population of 4,200, is somewhat unique compared to other communities in the vicinity of the clinic.  

When accessible, the Mission proves to be a lifeline for the community. In October 2006, the clinic treated 767 patients.

Families in Endana own their land (between ˝ & 1 acre), which makes Endana a permanent community. This is not the case in the other 

settlements we visited, such as Segera Gate, Jerusalem, and Black Tank.

Endana is a very diverse community with several tribes present (Kikuyu, Turkana, Samburu and Maasai to name a few) with a strong sense of community. Most of the people are extremely poor and survive by subsistence agriculture.

Some villagers rely on making charcoal with tree roots, since most of the trees have already been turned into charcoal. Growing crops away from the river is difficult because an irrigation network does not exist. All drinking and cleaning water must be transported from the river.


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