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 all so that everybody can escape poverty.
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/
Upcoming Event: Water Walk 2017
Mark your calendar as you don’t want to miss this year’s water walk! It is April 22nd from 10am – 2pm and we will once again be at Newark’s water reservoir. There will be containers of water to walk with as you walk around water but hopefully this year we will be free of down pouring water! See you there!
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!
Average Distance to Water:
Previously 4 Miles
Now 1 Mile
Number of People Served:
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)