Posted by Bob Ruehl on Apr 29, 2022
Rotary is helping bring clean water to the world.

Can you imagine a world without clean water?  Or a world where we have to bulldoze everyone around in order to get water. This is what happens in some rural communities, the battle is usually for the strongest people, and the weak ones have to wait for a long time to fetch water and sometimes go back home with empty jerry cans. But this should not be the case at all!

We recently drilled a borehole for a community that has been in operation for almost 10 years but with no constant supply of water. Imagine a clinic with no water! In case you haven't had any good news for a while, we bring you the best news friends, Ngoswani Health Clinic now has enough water, adjacent school and the whole community can access the solar-powered borehole.

Water plays an important role in ensuring equitable, sustainable, and productive rural economies. In addition to being an essential element for agricultural production, nutrition, and human health, water enables jobs opportunities in numerous key sectors across the rural economy.

During this Easter season we are aiming at fundraising towards drilling a borehole for a Maasai community in rural Kenya. This community has not had water for the longest time. The girls and  women have to walk for hours in order to get water. Women in Africa are estimated to spend an annual  of 40 billion hours carrying water to their communities

Water is recognized as a human right that entitles one to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on clean water and sanitation aims to put the right to water in practice and ensure availablity and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

This Easter holiday would you consider standing in the gap for this rural community? Your rotary club can fund raise HERE for us or spread the word about our work in East Africa. Follow us on our social media pages indicated below for more project updates.