Our Dream

Water is Life Kenya is a non-profit organization that brings clean, accessible water to communities in Southern Kenya. Our dream is to help Kenyans create solutions to manage available water and see them use water to escape poverty.

Water is Life Kenya’s work is guided by 4 key values:joyce in ilmarba receiving gift - for about page

  • Love your neighbor as yourself
  • Don’t do for others what they can do for themselves
  • Community involvement at every phase of the project cycle.
  • Development means people recognizing the reality around them and their ability, with others, to change it.

If a community desires to work with WILK, they initiate contact with our field staff. Community meetings are held to listen to what the community has experienced and help them define where they’d like to go in the future. A project is designed and WILK and the community agree upon the responsibilities of each stakeholder. Throughout project implementation, WILK ensures the community has a plan and the capacity to manage the project sustainably into the future. Once complete, WILK maintains contact with the community to monitor impact and provide additional trainings.

Following this pattern, WILK has seen 10 water projects completed that have met community needs, and empowered the community to take ownership of their water supply.

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