Our goal is to provide fresh drinking water to the Maasai people in Kenya, East Africa, to enhance their quality of life by eliminating the risk of parasitic drinking water. Each day, women and girls walk several miles to collect water from mud holes to perform basic living needs like bathing, cooking, washing and cleaning. The mud holes are open water sites formed by rain, and they are shared with animals. These circumstances set the conditions in which parasites and bacteria live.
Using parasitic water increases the risk for entire community and their live stocks to a variety of medical issues. For example, high rates of ringworm are witnessed on the skin and in children's hair. Also, there is an increase in poor dental hygiene, which has led to tooth decay and other oral and dental issues. Regarding the livestock their health rapidly decline that leads to premature death.
We are committed to drilling 80 wells throughout the Maasailand in Kenya, East Africa. Completing these wells will provide a source of clean water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and a many of other needs. Additionally, wells enable communities to establish gardens that offer food staples (i.e., corn, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, oranges, bananas, and watermelons.). Community wells directly address food famine caused by lack of consistent rainfall, a clean and accessible water source, and employment opportunities.
To date, we have completed two (2) boreholes “wells” in Kajiado County that are now the sole clean water source for some of the residence of Puroko and Lerujat community and two surrounding communities. Local shepherds also use these wells to water their animals. Thank you for joining the cause of helping the Maasai people. We can’t do this mission without you! Spread the word and be a part of a team seeking to make an impact in the lives of the least, lost and left out.
The hydrological surveys are completed for the below sites…
Several communities have been identified to construct wells. The purpose of community wells is to allow the families residing within the community access to clean, drinkable, and usable water. Additionally, it will alleviate the need to walk several miles to parasitic, mud holes in search of water or drive the cattle six months from Kajiado into Tanzania.
Each well has a two-part process: 1) drilling the well and 2) equipping the well. The cost of the well varies depending on the depth of the well. We must complete part one before moving to part two. An additional four locations were identified for 2020 and the land surveyed. However, due to costs, no work has begun at these locations. Both wells are commissioned, meaning they are fully operational and used by the community members.
Spread the word and be a part of a team that is seeking to make an impact in the lives of the least, lost and left out Your contributions will bring much needed resources and support to those who need it most. All contributions are tax deductible.
Several communities have been identified to construct wells. In 2019, three locations were surveyed and construction has begun for 2 out of 3 wells. Each well has a two part process: 1) drilling the well and 2) equipping the well. Cost of the well varies on the depth of the well and we are unable to move to part two before completion of part one. For 2020 four locations have been identified and the land has been surveyed, however no work has begun at these locations.
The purpose for community wells is to allow the families residing within a community access to clean drinkable and usable water. Additionally, it will alleviate the need to walk several miles to parasitic watering holes in search of water or driving the cattle for 6 months into Tanzania.
Thank you so much for your support! Our first well has been dug!! We couldn't have done it without you. BUT, this is only the beginning. Check out our photos in the Gallery section.
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