The country we chose to give our raised funds to is Kenya.
Every $25 gives 1 person access to clean water for life! Our goal is to have every class raise at least $29...our school is number 29!
Improving access to clean water is one of the most crucial and quickest ways to lift a community out of poverty. It reduces illness, allows girls to go to school instead of bearing the responsibility of fetching their family’s water and leads to better agriculture and access to food. Over 40 percent of Kenya’s rural communities do not have access to clean drinking water and women and children spend, on average, one hour each day walking to collect water.
Communities in Narok County are becoming increasingly vulnerable to drought and the negative effects of changing weather patterns. The impact of drought in recent years has been devastating to many people who rely on rain-fed water systems and natural water sources. With access to sustainable clean water projects, children, especially girls, are freed from their daily treks to collect water.
WE Villages’ water projects include the construction of clean water systems, safe water tanks, handwashing stations and latrines, and community education workshops in basic hygiene practices and waterborne disease prevention.
Please help us reach our goal!