OUR IMPACT: 17 clean water projects, over 10 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.
Currently, the community of Namelok is drinking water from surface runoff or shallow wells built in homes. Also, the water is easily contaminated by chemicals through their open irrigation process for their crops. In addition, these wells are drying out in the drought times resulting in women and girls walking long distances to find water that is shared with wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, lions and wildebeest. 6,000 individuals make up this community that includes a school (325 children) and they have 15,000 livestock also using the same water points…
We Celebrate the Completion of the Kuku Community Deep Well in East Africa
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..)
Thirst Reverse V
This year’s Thirst Reverse V was a success!
We partnered with the Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant in Newark for our fifth annual “Thirst Reverse” fund raising event. Twenty percent of all Iron Hill’s revenue on food sales on October 3rd and $1 for every pint or mug sold of Kenyan Quench beer until the beer runs out goes to Water is Life Kenya. (read more here)
Meet our Kenyan Friends
Larasha and Dorcas were here from Kenya to share with us their stories. 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:
From Kenyan visitors, Joseph Larasha and Dorcas Mutero, to collaborations with Engineer without Boarders, Newark Professional Chapter. We have had one busy six months. This newsletter will fill you in on all projects we have been working on:
– Larasha and Dorcas’ thoughts on their first trip to the States
– Training our water management committees for sustainability
– How Imurtot Primary School is having easy access to water through a successful collaboration
– Rains mean fat cows and results in farmers being successful when they went to the market
– The weather was great for our Water Walk this year
– Learn how Margrate is prepping for the next drought
– Besides donating you can get involved and volunteer
Learn more about us by visiting our profile page on GuideStar!