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Kenyan visitors in the land of plenty

While hosting Dorcas Mutero, a teacher from Kenya, and my Kenyan co-founder, Joseph Larasha, I tried to see my homeland through their eyes. What could they be thinking, feeling, being in the US for the first time? I reflected on my own travels… even a simple thing like breakfast. We look for comfort, not experimentation […]


Kuku, Kenya – WILK’s Newest Water Project

Kuku, Kenya – our newest water project Kuku, Kenya, our newest water project, is so remote and hidden,  that no one has ever reached out to them about helping them with their water struggles.  That changed for them this year when Joyce Tannian and Water is Life Kenya came on the scene.  This community of […]


Water Walk 2017

Water Walk 2017 Water Walk 2017 was rainy this year too.  So our faithful walkers walked for water, with water, around water, and in water once again!  However, they did a great job raising funds for the community of Kuku, Kenya.  In total, $23,000 was raised and we are able to start the process of […]


Thirst Reverse IV

That’s right! We are hosting our fourth annual Thirst Reverse! This year it is taking place at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen on 270 E. Main Street in Newark, Delaware. All day, Wednesday, January 18th, 20% of your food bill  will be donated to Water is Life Kenya. From 6pm – 8pm we have guest bartenders […]


Yolanda Chetwynd’s Art Show

Yolanda Chetwynd’s Art Show The Venus de Milo June 1 – June 28, 2016 The Grand Opera House 818 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE  19801 Reception: Friday, June 3, 2016 This exhibit celebrates the artistry and generosity of Yolanda Chetwynd and her husband, Suresh Advani, both longtime friends and board members of Water is Life […]


Lenkiloriti Borehole Equipping

Project Background: 1,678 people in Lenkiloriti have been without clean water for years. They rely on water from a dam during the rainy season, but during the dry seasons they suffer continuously as they walk long distances for water for themselves and their livestock. As the water in the dam goes down it becomes stagnant […]


Newark Methodist’s Green Team Making a Difference

Newark United Methodist Church’s “Green Team” comprises of students who work to act out their faith through service.  In January, they raised $600 to support a Kenyan student through Water is Life Kenya. Access to education is limited in the communities we serve, and paying the significant school fees is a huge challenge.  The $600 […]

Joyce with volunteer helping with jewelry sales.

Thirst Reverse Awakens the Thirst At Iron Hill

The Water is Life Kenya team was at it again on Jan 27th, holding our third Thirst Reverse fundraiser at Iron Hill Brewery.  We had about 300 guests who helped us raise over $3,000.  Despite the snow, we stayed warm as we sold WILK jewelry, shared WILK stories, and enjoyed the circle of supporters that […]