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 serving everyone beer and wine with all tips
being donated to us too!
Joyce will be there sharing her recent exploits with everyone.
Jewelry will be for sale as well as several unique items will be raffled off!

There is plenty of parking in adjacent lots.

Download the coupon below and present it to your server when you pay your bill.
We have even included extra coupons so you can invite family and friends to join you!!

Thirst Reverse IV coupon

FYI – There is no snow date, but you can still donate! https://waterislifekenya.com/donate/

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uwalk2016

UWALK announcement

Humans, animals, and plants all need WATER!

Girls and women like Soila walk miles every day for water just to survive. The thousands of hours and millions of steps Soila uses to get this precious commodity means no time for school!
Water is Life Kenya’s mission is to solve this problem by spreading awareness and raising money for clean water. Our UWALK campaign empowers you to be part of this solution
– this transformation.
It’s easy to be involved in VIRTUAL UWalk!
Sign up now, and share this powerful message with your family and friends.
Our goal is to raise $38,000.00 to bring clean water and change to the community of Isinet, Kenya. Learn more on our UWALK tab!

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Catch up on what’s happening with Water is Life Kenya’s Spring Newsletter!

Our Current Newsletter

While we’ve been keeping you up to date on several water walks, Yolanda’s art shows and what is happening with Lenkiloriti’s water pump and generator, we have a lot of other news to share.  Make sure to check out our e-newsletter, especially Dorcas’ story.  It is truly inspirational to hear how having water transformed her life and is opening doors to possibilities that never were possible for her before.

Water is Life - Kenya Newsletter Spring 2016

Water is Life – Kenya Newsletter Spring 2016

In this issue:

Message from Joyce
Water Walk 2016
Youth and connected ness – NCCL, NCHS, Sanford
Dorcas Mutero: A Life Transformed
What’s on Tap: Lenkiloriti
Livestock Keepers Groups hit the Road
Yolanda Chetwynd: Creative ways of Caring
Connect through United Way
Update on Water is Life Kenya Beaded Handicrafts
Mark your calendar for this year’s Thirst Reverse at Iron Hill!

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Yolanda Chetwynd’s Art Show

Yolanda Chetwynd’s Art Show

The Venus de Milo

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 Kenya. This continual flow of kindness is made even more evident by Yolanda’s willingness to donate all proceeds from the sales of her creative output to Water is Life – Kenya.

Visit her catalog – http://online.fliphtml5.com/uapb/puwk/#p=1

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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 and dirty. Typhoid runs rampant. Children and the elderly suffer most.

Current Needs:

A 720 foot borehole was drilled for them last year, but funds only covered the drilling. Now the borehole stands, unable to be used until a pump and generator are installed. A solution for Lenkiloriti is only $20,500 away

Solution:

You can help Water is Life Kenya help Lenkiloriti community solve their water problem once and for all by installing pump and generator in their new borehole….because water is a human right!

Project Cost:

$20,500 will buy and install a pump and generator at the Lenkilloriti borehole.

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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 investment made by the Green Team will have an exponential impact as it opens the door to countless opportunities for a Kenyan student.  Truly, this is faith at work!

 

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Joyce and the Green Team from Newark UMC

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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 makes WILK run.  We even had a special visit from a strange looking Maasai warrior! Thank you to everybody who joined us, and we look forward to seeing you all again on April 23 for the WILK Water Walk!

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Water is Life Kenya’s 2016 Water Walk

Water Walk 2016 Update

  • Water is Life - Kenya helps bring water to those in need. Donate Now

Thank you everyone who gave!!!!
We have reached
our goal!

Raised 20,500 towards the 20,500 target.

Thank you everyone who participated in the 2016 Water is Life Kenya Water Walk  held on April 23rd to support the community of Lenkiloriti and carry water in solidarity with the millions of women who have to carry water each day.

Walkers lugged jugs of water around the Newark Reservoir and calculated and “paid off” their own water “debt” through a series of interactive stations.  Despite walking “in” water (it rained most of the morning), see the video below, spirits were high as we celebrated the more than $19,500 raised through the walk and other creative fundraising events.

One of the most often repeated comments at the Water Walk, after “wow, it wasn’t supposed to rain today!” was “what a nice group of people!”.  And who were we? We were all ages – grade school kids, high school, U of Del. students, professionals, retirees, all types of people from different walks of life gathered to deliberately “walk miles in someone else’s shoes”.  Practicing empathy and compassion in a community, across generations, – doesn’t get much better than that!

Asked how carrying water around the reservoir was, a UD student said “It was harder than I expected. Definitely!”

Thanks to everyone who gave we are able  to fulfill the dream of the people from Lenkiloriti to have fresh water locally.  The borehole is drilled, the pump house is ready, they are now getting the water pump and generator.

Thank you everyone! Great Job!

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Water Walk 2016 video

If you know us, you know as soon as we are done with one water project we are on to the next, so you don’t ever have to feel like you missed the boat.  You can still donate now to help us get a great start on that next project!

Donate Now!


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