KENYA

WATERisLIFE works in the Kisumu area and Maasai villages in southern Kenya, which are in dire need of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs as their situations are critical. WATERisLIFE provides WASH solutions in the Loitokitok District in Amboseli and is working toward to provide the same assistance in Magadi and Isinya.

In partnership with Maisha International Orphanage, Community Center and Medical Clinic, WATERisLIFE provides water filters, submersible pumps and water tanks, well drilling, and hand-washing and sanitation solutions in Kisumu. We facilitate hygiene education programs in support of the community — and we are just getting started.

Lives have been impacted in Kenya in so many fantastic ways. Esther is 23 years old and the mother of two. As with many mothers, her day starts very early and lasts until late in the evening. As a Maasai wife, her responsibilities include building and maintaining the family home, a hut with sticks found in the bush then covered in cow dung. Each day she fetches water two to three times, cares for her small children, locates and cooks the day’s meal, washes laundry, gathers firewood, tends to the cattle and goats, and cares for her husband — to name a few of her chores.

Esther went to school through the eighth grade, but once married at 18, the rest of her life was planned for her. WATERisLIFE has been working with Esther to provide an opportunity for her to be the WiL Hygiene Ambassador in Maasai.

This is changing everything for her.

She has the materials, has been trained with WATERisLIFE teams on hygiene core knowledge and teaching methods, and now has developed the confidence to share how important hygiene is to the health of her community. Esther is balancing her work at home while visiting other communities and schools to share the WiL message. Esther's life has been transformed, and communities all around her are changing because of her excitement, commitment and knowledge. The pride we have for Esther is indescribable, and the future she has is now so much brighter. The hope that shines in her eyes is the impact you have made.






FIELD REPORTS: WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW

MAKING AN IMPACT IN KENYA

JULY 26, 2016
HAND WASHING STATION BEING BUILT FOR MAASAI SCHOOL
JULY 27, 2016
WATER TANKS BEING INSTALLED IN RISA, KENYA
JANUARY 31, 2017
RESEARCHING DRILLING AND BUCKET FILTER NEEDS
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Pump repair at the Bethlehem school and hospital!