Starvation, drought, disease, and death are all realities that thousands face in Africa. These are realities that many succumb to, children being the most affected. Most of these grievous sufferings share a common denominator, water, or rather…. lack of water.
Many communities throughout Kenya are suffering because water is either scarce, polluted, or may not exist at all. Without water people cannot grow adequate food, keep livestock alive or even bathe. Many go hungry and become sick, often resulting in death. In rural communities, women and children are responsible for collecting and transporting water, often walking up to 5 miles while carrying between 40 and 80 pounds of water. Fulfilling this daily responsibility leaves little or no time for women to pursue income-generating activities or for children to attend school, all leading to the cycle of poverty.
Lack of clean water is a major contributing factor to the crisis in Africa. Other problems consist of disease caused by poor hygiene, lack of employment, and limited access to resources and education.
Our mission consists of a three-point focus for development and impact:
One of the most basic human needs is water. Water is important both directly for drinking and washing, and indirectly for nourishing the soil that produces food. Rural Africa has very limited sources of water that are clean and adequate for drinking and for agricultural use. Our solution to the scarcity of clean and adequate water is drilling water wells and developing existing water sources in strategic locations that impact communities, churches, and farmers. Drilling and installing water wells is the best long term solution to the water problem in Kenya. If people have access to safe and adequate water, children will be able to attend school, women will have the freedom to pursue other activities, waterborne disease will be gone, and poverty will decrease.
Whether it is for income or merely a way of survival, 75 percent of Kenya’s population derives their livelihood from agriculture. Drought, lack of access to irrigation and fertilizers, and limited knowledge of bio-intensive farming methods are some of the major challenges that Kenyan farmers face. Our approach to these problems is teaching the benefits of cover cropping, mulching, crop rotation, composting, and efficient use of water, along with giving access to resources like water, seeds, and tools. This education takes place through class lecture and infield application of techniques. With adequate knowledge and resources, the Kenyan farmers will be able to experience increased yields and extended growing seasons.
Cause and effect are ingrained into the fundamental core of everything that exists. Cause and effect is a law of nature. When we understand how something works, we understand how to use it, and how to use it in a way that creates a positive outcome. Scripture is the operator’s manual for life. When it is understood and followed, the result is a life that functions in coordination with its design. Our desire is to teach people the principles of Scripture and how the application of these principles affects the physical world in which they live.
We need YOUR help In order to make a substantial impact in thousands of lives. With your assistance we will be able to reach the people suffering most from the water crisis. Those most effected are located in areas that require drilling equipment strong enough to reach the water at a depth of 500 feet or more.
Please join us in this battle for life by bringing water to the thirsty and hope to the hopeless.