Usonga Community Library

This is a beautiful rural library serving a large community where people make about $1 per day. It is located in the middle of agricultural land and serves many schools. The children that we have met in the library have been walking for almost an hour to make it there.

The library is very well kept and needs a lot more books, most of their sheves are empty.

This project benefits greatly from a well organized and competent staff and obviously serves the entire community.

Usonga Community Library R E P O R T    C A R D
In our network Yes
Library visited by our team Yes
Library visit date June 11, November 4th 2014
Library context This is a very neat rural library which serves an agricultural community.
This library needs:
(reviewed and approved by ATS)
This library building is very nice, well maintained and could host a lot more books. it has electricy and an empty room which could accomodate many computers.

The library needs:
- More books
- Computers
- Internet service
Region Siaya County, Kenya
Google maps link Locate on Google Maps (approx.)
Observations The library has too many empty shelves.
Address Nyadorera –Sidundo Road
Postal address 002-40608,Uranga,Siaya
Point of contact,+254729392536
Website No
Year founded 2012 and officially opned 10/04/2013.
Serving population 5,000
Surface size (approx.) 40ft. x 20ft.
Access to electricity Solar (connection is on going and already have transformers) they will get access to power soon.
Number of visitors per day (approx.) 50
Number of seats 18 benches
Number of tables 6 large
Number of books 700
Internet Yes
by ATS
Wireless Internet available (Wifi) No
Internet speed N/A
Number of computers 0
Services offered Book borrowing, book clubs with schools
Support this library directly Please contact the library for more information on how to donate directly.
Additional supporting material N/A
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY ATS We provided content relevant school and curriculum books during our assessment visit. On ATS second visit, we supplied one computer, a modem, ksh. 4000 worth of internet bundle and some pamplets.

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