LifeStraw Safe Water Fund wrote -
Vestergaard has been providing access to safe water to schools in western Kenya since 2014. We accomplish this through the distribution of high-volume LifeStraw Community water purifiers. Each purifier serves 75-100 school children. Each lasts 3-5 years and is capable of filtering approximately 100,000 liters of water. But we’re just beginning to reach the massive number of schools and school children without access to safe water in Kenya.
As of 2016, through various programs and partnerships, we’ve reached:
Over 1,000 schools
With over 7,000 purifiers.
Providing safe water to over 600,000 students
YOUR SUPPORT: would help us expand to additional vulnerable schools in our target counties. Several of these counties have experienced recent outbreaks of waterborne disease including cholera and typhoid. We have received requests from these county governments and from the Ministry of Health to expand our programs to reach them.