Clean Water Projects

Future In Our Hands-USA has funded clean water projects in Africa since 2005. With the help of previous generous donations, FIOH-USA has funded the construction of over 19 wells in villages without a safe water supply. Clean water projects in Kenya,  and Zambia help prevent water borne diseases, such as typhoid and cholera. Since the clean water crisis is so widespread, there is much to be done. There are some effective interim solutions, and communities would benefit from proactive education about water filtration to make their current water supplies work as best as possible. With your donation, you can help fund a water project like the one shown below.

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 Water Projects in Kenya

Kenya’s people are, according to the United Nations, one of the most struggling populations in the world. With a population of approximately 36.6 million and an annual population growth of approximately 2.6%, the country’s poverty index has also continued to steadily rise. Approximately 19,500 Kenyans, including 17,100 children under 5, die each year from diarrhea- nearly 90% of which is directly attributed to poor water, sanitation and hygiene. The clean water projects in Africa not only help to prevent these illnesses, but also are used to support small vegetable gardens and tree nurseries.

Water scarcity in Kenya has been an issue for decades, as only a small percentage of the country’s land is optimal for agriculture, and the year-round climate is predominantly arid. Deforestation and recent droughts have caused major soil degradation and refugee displacement throughout the country. These gardens provided by water projects give people nutritious foods in villages where the average income is less than one dollar per day.  These gardens also help rejuvenate the soil and provide possible income.

 

Thriving tree nursery in village of Buburi in Busia, Kenya

The funding of the bore-hole well in Buburi village makes this thriving tree nursery possible

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