Joseph Larasha, Maasai Tribe elder, and Dorcas Mutero, Elementary School Teacher, Visit the USA to Share Their Stories of Living in the Drought Stricken Areas of East Africa
Joseph Larasha is the co-founder and the Kenyan field manager for water projects and livestock management groups for Water is Life Kenya. Larasha lives in the Amboseli region of southern Kenya. This region is known for its large elephant herds and views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania. He knows the villagers and the region’s politics intimately.
Dorcas Mutero lives in Imisigyio, Kenya, the first community to benefit from a Water Is Life Kenya deep water well project. Before the organization helped the villagers by digging a deep well, they relied on water from across the border in Tanzania. Dorcas and all women and girls would walk 14 miles every day, experiencing conflict at a water point where they had no rights.
With more discretionary time available to her since she no longer has to spend hours collecting water, Dorcas is now a primary school teacher, and secretary of the organization’s first women’s Livestock Keepers Group.
Open Public Events:
|April 28||Water Walk from 10am – 1pm – Newark Reservoir, Old Papermill Rd., Newark, DE (302)894-7335|
|April 29||St. Thomas More Oratory (morning) – 45 Lovett Ave, Newark, DE 19711, (302) 368-4728|
|May 11||Wine Tasting at Deerfield Wines from 6pm – 9pm – Shops At Louviers Dr, Newark, DE 19711, (302) 266 8061|
|May 12||Fundraising event at Lewes from 3pm – 5pm – Cape Shores Clubhouse, 400 East Cape Shores Drive, Lewes, DE, email email@example.com|
|May 20||TEDxYouth@Ursuline Academy Talk – All day – 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilm., DE, (302) 658-7158|
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