The organization is urgently working to raise $100,000 for the construction project and other efforts to end violence against women in southwest Kenya.
Shocked to see African girls walking long distances to fetch nasty water, John Renouard dreamed of a solution. Now, 13 years later, the Village Drill is providing a lifetime of clean water and more for millions of people all over the world.
The Village Drill can be set up in the field in less than two hours, and its assembly was particularly quick during a recent demonstration. Watch this 50-second time-lapse video.
The organization started by asking police in Migori County what they needed to protect young women. Fulfilling one simple request has sparked a wave of arrests and convictions. Officers needed gas for their cars to investigate more of these crimes. Fuel donations, supplies for safe spaces and other no-nonsense strategies are on track to making 2022 “The Last Cut.”
WHOlives has been working with police in Kuria, which is in southwest Kenya, to end child marriages and female genital mutilation (FGM). We asked Patrick Njoroge, the police commander for Kuria East, about how the horrible practice of FGM is impacting families. He told us what he’s seeing and how WHOlives is helping by creating safe spaces and donating fuel for police cars so that officers can investigate more cases.
A team in Liberia recently reached a major milestone – 100 wells! “Most of our wells are located far from power, so we rely on the ingenuity of the Village Drill to dig wells deep into the ground,” the group says.
WHOlives received the top prize in the international contest for water solutions – a cash award and recognition as “THE BEST.” Our human-powered Village Drill has provided access to clean water to more than 12 million people.