Joyce with others from the water walkGroup of water walkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water is Life Kenya helps remote villages in Southern Kenya bring water close to home.  We train women and men to benefit more from their skills in raising cattle. We listen, we ask questions, and we act so that everybody can escape poverty.

Recent Event: Water Walk 2017

Well, it rained the second year in a row, but that did not stop people from coming out to walk for water, with water,  around water and in water once again.  Donations have continued to roll in even though the event is over helping us to raise over 50% of our $25,000 goal.  To help us not only reach our goal but to take it over the top, an anonymous donor has offered to match every donation up to $10,000 from Saturday, May 6th to May 31th.  Since the match started $4,304.00 has been raised. Help us get the whole “MATCH”.  The women of Kuku are still struggling and this will not change until their clean water project is complete. By obtaining this match, we can both drill the borehole AND install a pump and generator.

Donate Now!

Prior Event:  Thirst Reverse IV

 Such a wonderful evening at Water Is Life – Kenya’s Thirst Reverse IV at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen with great friends, food, beer, and many new friends and we can not forget our fantastic partners from Engineers Without Borders – Newark Delaware Professional Chapter. All day Wednesday, January 18th, family and friends stopped by, ate and learned more about the work Joyce is doing in Kenya all the while 20% of their food bill  was donated to Water is Life Kenya.  From 6pm – 8pm we had guest bartenders serving everyone beer and wine with all tips being donated to us too! Joyce was non-stop, talking and sharing all about her recent exploits with everyone.  So much so, she had a sore throat by the end of the evening. There was so many new jewelry designs this year, everyone had fun looking at all the items and were busy making purchases. Raffles this year included 2 baskets filled with 10 bottles of wine each.  Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen even provided a meal for 4 plus two t-shirts and two koozies.
We are closing in on our fundraising goal…but still need your help! It’s not too late to Donate! Help us reach $10,000 to transform communities through the blessing of clean water. https://waterislifekenya.com/donate/ 

 

Joyce Tannian with school children
Current Newsletter: WILKFall2016NEWSLETTER final

This newsletters includes lots of exciting

information!  We are teaming up with the Engineers without Borders Newark Professional Chapter to help a local school.  The Esukuta Well was officially opened and blessed.  Our livestock as a business program continues to expand and train up new herders and more.  Finally, we have launched a new website for the paper bead and glass beaded handicrafts created by our own local artisans where the profits go back into more well projects.  Truly turning beads into water! Enjoy!

OUR IMPACT

Average Distance to Water:

Previously 4 Miles
Now 1 Mile

Number of People Served:

45,000

Hours Saved as a Result of WILK:

13,500 per Day

The return on investment for projects like WILK’s is approximately 11:1.
For every dollar spent, the community receives 11 dollars-worth of benefit.
World Health Organization (Hutton & Haller, 2004)

 

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