Events for Kenyan Friends

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

Water Is Life Kenya is honored to host two special visitors, Joseph Larasha and Dorcas Mutero from Kenya. Dorcas and Larasha  are in the United States for the first time to give a TEDx (“ideas worth spreading”) talk on May 20th, participate in the annual Water is Life Kenya “Water Walk” at the Newark, Delaware reservoir  on April 28th, and meet with supporters to discuss the important role played by  Water Is Life Kenya in transforming lives in communities in 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 jculleypersonal@gmail.com
May 20 TEDxYouth@Ursuline Academy Talk – All day – 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilm., DE, (302) 658-7158

If you are interested in hosting an event for them, please email us at info@waterislifekenya.com or call  (302) 894-7335.   We would love to talk to you about getting an event scheduled.