In Kenya, contaminated drinking water is still a reality for many people. For this reason, New Life Home Trust has installed a water tank or borehole at each New Life home over the years. With the help of these tanks, once abandoned infants are offered quality care without fear of contracting preventable diseases. Additionally, we keep our overall costs lower by relying on our water tank rather than an outside source. New life for rescued infants requires clean, safe drinking water daily.
It is estimated that "diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war." (Charity:water) The water tank at our Nairobi home is now over 13 years old. We have paid to have it repaired many times throughout the years and have finally reached a crossroad - the cost of continued repairs now outweighs the cost of buying a new water tank. It's time for an update!
Clean water at our New Life home means never having to worry about the care we are providing. It means we can do all the things you do at home. With a new water tank, we will continue to be able to offer new life to once abandoned infants with the highest quality care. We understand this is no small request. Every bit helps us reach our goal of being self-sufficient and having a steady and safe water supply for daily use and medical care for years to come.
At New Life we utilize our water tanks for daily activities such as cooking food, heating up milk for warm bottles at bedtime, piles and piles of laundry (clothes as well as so many diapers!), mopping the floors the babies crawl around on, cleaning our baby rescue vehicles, pool activities in the summer, bath times before bed, the list continues. Clean water means healthy babies, lower long-term health costs, positive environmental impact, and a higher quality of life for these rescued infants.