Provide Ceramic Clean Water Filters in Kenya
You can help improve access to clean water in rural Kenya by providing 5 locally-produced ceramic water filters to provide clean water for 80 children in a school, clinic, orphan home or feeding program. Each filter provides 6-8 children with clean water and the filter lasts for up to three years with maintenance. Each donation of filters includes training on water safety and filter maintenance.
In 2008, UNICEF declared that more than 45% of people around the world lack access to a safe water source. Over one million households in Kenya are without potable water. Currently, of the deaths that occur in rural villages in Kenya, 60% are caused by illnesses related to unsafe water and lack of sanitation. Sadly, according to the Ministry of Health in Kenya, the vast majority of deaths are children under the age of five.
About Village Volunteers
Partner since March, 2010
Village Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and growth. Their vision is to build sustainable communities that reach their full potential in the areas of health care, public health awareness, environmental conservation, access to clean water, sanitation, education, food security, and economic stability. Today, they work in rural villages in Kenya, Belize, India, Ghana, and Nepal.