Children
 Kenya
Project #3263

Provide Clean Water for 1,000 Students in Kenya

by The Water Project, Inc.

Summary

Send students back to school with clean water. This project will provide funding to dig two wells at schools in Western Kenya. Each well will serve up to 1,000 students and the surrounding community.
$12,000
total goal
$0
remaining
163
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Students walk up to 7km to fetch their water for the day. And these very water sources are unclean and unsafe. The time wasted traveling to gather water can be better spent in class. Easy access to clean water reduces water-borne disease and keeps kids in class. The lack of clean water disproportionately effects girls, as they are often the ones tasked with gathering water. Lack of water for proper hygiene also keeps girls away. Clean water profoundly changes the lives of children.

Solution

Our local partner mobilizes the community around the school and establishes a water committee to oversee the project. The communities makes tangible investments into the water project further ensuring long-term sustainability. Then they dig.

Long-Term Impact

Access to clean water reduces disease, improves education, empowers women by returning them to more meaningful work and unburdens entire communities, helping them to break the cycle of poverty. Water changes everything.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​thewaterproject.org/​wells_for_schools.asp

Organization Information

The Water Project, Inc.

Location: Charlottle, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​thewaterproject.org
The Water Project, Inc.
Project Leader:
Peter Chasse
President
Charlotte, NC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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