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 1700 individuals (250 women, 50 men and 1400 children) struggle daily on their own to have water.  Women, as you see in this video, have to dig in  a dry river basin during the dry season, take 8 minutes to fill their jugs with water resulting in hours spent each and every day for what little water they can procure and carry back to their home.

Components for Kuku Community Borehole (estimate)

Component Estimated Cost
1.      Obtain Permit to Drill $100
2.      Drilling of 180 meter (590 feet) borehole  (estimated depth) $17,000
3.      Equipping the borehole with Pump and Generator $17,000
 4.      Constructing Pump house $5,500
5.      Constructing Water Storage tanks, community water point and water troughs for livestock – current plan is plastic tanks of 10,000 liters each on elevated platform, 1 concrete water trough $10,000
6.      Training water management committee $1,000
total $51,500

Raised to date:

$23,000 – Water Walk

DONATE HERE today to help this community!

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Water Walk 2017

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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 equipping the borehole for this community! Donations are still be accepted for this water project as the amount needed for the whole project is $51,000.  Please visit our donation page and mention Kuku in the comments section to designate your gift.

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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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