OUR IMPACT: 20 clean water projects, over 12 years – all operational
Average Distance to Water:
Previously 4 Miles
Now 1 Mile
over 50,000 and tens of thousands of livestock everyday
Hours Saved as a Result of WILK:
13,500 per Day
The $1,626,732 raised by Water is Life Kenya since 2007 has resulted in 50,000+ lives and tens of thousands of livestock being impacted daily at an average cost of $30 per person.
The Kuku well is the most productive of the deep well projects Water is Life Kenya has dug to date. Before the well, women in the community walked many hours every day to dig in a dry river bed to access barely potable water. Poor water often resulted in serious health issues for their families. In a community with hundreds of women, and each woman needing several cans of water to take care of her family, the water lines were long. The women were often forced to come at night in a group, with warriors to protect them from the elephants, hyenas, and lions that gather around the watering holes to drink. (read more here..)
Our Breakfast event was successful on many levels. We had a record number of attendees, many who were learning about Water is Life Kenya for the first time.
We celebrated WILK’s history and growth as we honored Brother Ronald Giannone, Cynthia Miller and Helen Laster for their outstanding contributions.
Bro. Ronald took us under the Ministry of Caring’s wing as we applied for non-profit status in 2008. Cynthia has supported WILK generously and will come to Kenya for a second visit to WILK projects this summer with her daughter. Helen Laster brought her organizational talents to the beads workshop, developed a project monitoring system and was good company all along the way.
We were blessed by the outpouring of love and generous donations from attendees and even those who couldn’t attend.
Meet our Kenyan Friends
Co-founder, Joseph Larasha and Dorcas, a woman who was personally impacted by our first well project, were here from Kenya to share with us their stories in 2018. Click here to learn more about their visit and favorite things about America.Click here to hear Joyce’s thoughts on how to she helped their visit stay strong everyday.
TEDx Talks abound for our Water is Life Kenya team:
- On Tap: Namelok – our current water project
- Two Generous grants received – Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activites ($40,000 and International Foundation $23,000)
- US Director, Colleen, visits Kenya and Co-Founder, Joseph Larasha, visits the US
- Volunteers visit – you can be next!
- Breakfast event update
- WILK beads has a mini-market Point of Sale table top display to showcase Kenyan made beaded bracelets and earrings.
Learn more about us by visiting our profile page on GuideStar!