Today is international Water Day and in support of our one percent for africa fund and our commitment to supporting water, education and health projects in Africa we have contributed to two projects in Kenya and Rwanda that hope to bring clean, safe drinking water to rural communities.

Fatimoh: Help Kids Who Urgently Need Safe Water

Summary
To provide safe water to children in the villages of Yakamete in Kenya. This project will also support education for children in these villages by helping to pay secondary school fees.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The need for clean water is urgent. Over 30,000 children die each day from contaminated water; 85% of all diseases in African children under 5 are caused by water-borne illnesses; and the United Nations reports that 20% of the world’s population struggles to gain access to safe drinking water every day. This project will benefit children in the villages and provide them with an opportunity for life and good health. It will also provide them a chance to continue their education.

What The Safari Partners Has Done to Help
March 22, 2011 – Contributed to provide the community of Yakamete with two months of clean drinking water.

Viva Con Agua Brings Clean Water To Rwanda

Summary
In the Mwogo-Valley in Rwanda, Viva con Agua is developing 32 water sources to provide clean drinking water to village inhabitants, benefiting at least 25,000 local people.Yakamete in Kenya. This project will also support education for children in these villages by helping to pay secondary school fees.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Mwogo-Valley is a region intended to be a shining example of how hunger, poverty, disease, or environmental destruction can be successfully fought. It is a densely-populated area in southern Rwanda where pressure on fields has almost exhausted them. The constructional building of the springs can mainly be carried out by the local population, integrated in a “cash for work” program. An improvement of the populations medical condition is ensured through the reduction of water related diseases

What The Safari Partners Has Done to Help
March 22, 2011 – Contributed to provide 20 people in Mwogo-Valley permanently with clean drinking water.

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