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Archive | Summer Newsletter 2018

Kuku Well is officially open!

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 […]


Thirst Reverse V a success!

Water is Life Kenya Honored by Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant Water is Life Kenya 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 […]


Game Scouts protecting elephants have urgent need

Message from the Executive Director: Joyce Tannian Urgent Need: $7,500 to help preserve one of the greatest populations of elephants left in East Africa by helping the game scouts that protect them. Donate: GoFundMe Campaign Overview – Game Scouts: We received an urgent request to help 67 Maasai Game Scouts.  These scouts, who serve like […]


Get involved. We can use the help.

We are a small but mighty team with a very worthwhile mission. We’ve accomplished a lot since we began. Your gifts of time and money help us continue to provide life giving clean water and more. This year’s budget is $293,000. The more money we raise, the more good we can do. By becoming a […]


Preparing for the next drought: a success story

Oloirien Chairlady, Margrate Lesinko, proudly showed off her hay bales to Water is Life Kenya Program Assistant, Veronica Simaloi, in May. Veronica visited her when she was monitoring the condition of the Oloirien Group Cows. Margrate has been working together with her husband to conserve and store pastures, just as they had been instructed during […]


A great day for a water walk

At our annual Water Walk people of all shapes and sizes came out on a glorious day to support the millions of women and girls who walk everyday for water. This year we were honored to have Joseph Larasha and Dorcas Mutero join us from Kenya. Participants had the opportunity to meet and talk with […]


A season to cheer about

Report: Livestock as a Business (LAB) Finally.  Southern Kenya had ample rain during the past long rainy season and our LAB Livestock Farmer Groups profited nicely. Nine groups took the $2000 livestock loan we offer through our Livestock as a Business program and bought an average of 10 cattle each for fattening.  Abundant pastures, Water […]


Training for Sustainability

Report: Water Management Committees This spring we invested time and money to train the management committees of our nine deep well projects. We covered topics like setting water prices, budgeting, record keeping,  and conflict resolution. We then moved out of the classroom into the field for a hands-on diesel generator operation maintenance and troubleshooting session. […]


Imurtot Primary School Rainwater Catchment System

Imurtot Primary School Rainwater Catchment System in Place and Running Thanks to the time and unique skills of members of the Newark Delaware Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), clean water for the children at Kenya’s Imurtot Primary School is now a reality. This past Spring five EWB members made the second trip to […]