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Walk For Water
As in hundreds of thousands of villages and neighborhoods in the developing the world, the world water crisis is an everyday reality in most rural villages in western Kenya.
The typical rural villages is home to about 500 households and 3,000 people. The water crisis is real and personal in these villages:
- The burden of daily water collection falls mainly on the women and children of the village
- Some villagers walk up to five miles a day over difficult terrain to fetch water up to three times a day
- Most fetch water from ponds and creeks that carry many water-borne diseases
The Jubilee Village Project (JVP) is partnering with villages in western Kenya to help bring safe water nearby to all homes in the villages. The goal of these safe water projects are to assist each village in developing and managing a sustainable safe water solution to bring safe water to within 500 meters of every household in the community.
JVP is currently assessing and selecting the fourth village to which JVP will partner with to help bring safe water. The 2012 to 2015 Walk For Water's raised money to install a Community Safe Water Systems in Kager village. The 2016 and 2017 raised the funds for a second water system in the village of Ngulu. The 2018 raised funds to install 30+ Safe Water Points in the village of Sigomere. Funds raised from the 2019 Walk will be used to install a Community Safe Water System in Village #4!
The world water crisis is daunting – a seemingly overwhelming challenge. But if we all do our part and we all work together, we can bring safe water to one home, to one village, to one country and to all the world.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!