Give Clean Water
The Water Crisis:
There are over 44 million people living in Kenya, of which almost 18 million do not have access to clean water–a true water crisis. Over 3,100 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Kenya.
Kenya is slightly smaller than the state of Texas, and has a population of 44 million people with no consistent access to clean, safe water. Common water sources are local watering holes for animals and people alike, runoff from Mt. Kilimanjaro, a small stream, or Lake Victoria (filled with raw sewage, industrial waste, parasites, and bacteria).
Waterborne diseases are a huge health problem in Kenya, as the people have been left unprotected against epidemics such as cholera, typhoid, and parasitic worms. The rate of exposure is extremely high because the water is not only contaminated at the basins and pumps where it is collected, but also the containers are almost always “found,” secondhand objects, often previously used for oil, fertilizer, or wastes.
The water filters we use are simple and effective, and save lives. when properly maintained and backwashed on a regular basis, they can last 10 plus years. With a gift of $50, YOU can bring health to schools, villages, and orphanages, and allow families to thrive. YOU can help make a huge difference!
Visit our Donation Page to give today!
Sponsor a Child
When you sign up to become a sponsor, your support will go to a child who has been identified as not having access to education, therefore giving him or her the privilege and opportunity to have a more secure and healthy future. Education is such an important tool as it provides the necessary keys for more thoughtful, forward-thinking decisions. These important decisions will absolutely affect their future in significant ways, setting them up with the skills and knowledge of bringing change back into their communities and beyond.
The Importance of Student Sponsorship
Education has long been recognized as one of the key contributors to eliminating poverty. However, education comes with a separate host of problems, which varies depending on geographic location. In America, access to education is something we overlook on a daily basis. Simply, if you want to attend school, you can. This is not the case for the rural villages of Kenya.
According to the UNICEF, only 36% of children attend secondary school (high school) in Sub-Saharan Africa, which includes Kenya. As this statistic shows, there is still a serious issue regarding access to quality education in Kenya. You can help change that, and thus, change the story of one child.
Visit our Donation Page to sponsor a child today!