The women of the small Jikawa village near Kisumu, Kenya have formed a cooperative to help lift their families out of poverty. The only source of water they currently have is a contaminated river about 2 km away. Each morning and each evening the women and girls of this community walk to the river 3 times to fetch the water they need to survive.
When one of our Village Drill crews approached this community and explained the details of our Community Funded loan program they sprang into action. The committee met and agreed to raise the funds needed for the down payment on their well. They also decided to partner with WHOlives to bring garden towers to their village which will allow them to grow many vegetables in a small area.
A Village Drill crew is hard at work drilling a well and installing the garden towers.
Clean water will be a great blessing to this village. The women will no longer need to spend hours each day fetching water and will now be able to have greater focus on creating economic activity for their families.