|TESTIMONIAL –H.E. PRESIDENT KIBAKI|
|"This fence is a valuable asset in our efforts to protect wildlife as well as forest resources. Several critically endangered species including the black rhino and the mountain bongo are now better protected within a fenced ecosystem. Indeed, the Aberdares is a precious site of valuable biodiversity. We all have a duty to protect this God-given heritage in the interest of present and future generations of humanity."
Hon. Mwai Kibaki, EGH, M.P, President of the Republic of Kenya on 12 March 2010 (Fence Commissioning Speech at Bondeni, Mweiga)
|TESTIMONIAL –Julius Kipng'etich|
|“...threats to Aberdare Ecosystem have reduced and the ecological integrity maintained for the benefit of present and future generations. Equally important, the success of the project provides a clear model that could be replicated in other critical water catchment areas. The Fence Project has given us a tool that demonstrates how science can be applied to management to provide workable solutions to Natural Resource Management…”
Julius Kipng’etich, CBS, Kenya Wildlife Service Director
|TESTIMONIAL – Wilson Gioko|
|"Before the fence was built we were never sure of our harvest. When our crops were ready we would sell quickly at a low price otherwise we would lose the crop to elephant. Now, with the fence, we can set a good price and take our time to sell because our crops are safe. Farmers here are now confident enough to grow new things such as flowers that have a high return."
Mr. Gioko is Chairman of the KEKIKA (Kereita, Kinare, Kamae) Community Group
|TESTIMONIAL – Catherine Kinyanjui|
| "When I was a little girl, before the fence was built, we once lost 9 cows and 30 goats to wildlife in one night. There was such bitterness and desperation in those days. We would spend our nights concentrating on wildlife problems instead of studying. During the rainy seasons, children could not attend school for up to 2 weeks at a time because of fear of encountering wildlife. We could not even attend church for weeks as we had to guard our farms during the day.
The fence has solved so many problems for us."
Mrs. Kinyanjui is Chairlady of the Karui 91 Self Help Group
|TESTIMONIAL – Peter Maina Kibuka|
|"The fence has created a secure environment. It has helped to improve children's' performance in school as well as the number of children enrolled in school. Farming productivity in the area has greatly improved and land values are up. Farmers are now confident enough to grow horticultural crops, which they could not do before the fence. I have been able to earn a livelihood from my farm and educate my children. It was much easier for me than it was for my father when there was no fence."
Mr. Kibuka is a teacher and farmer in Bondeni area of Mweiga