Water is Life Kenya Talk
Joseph Larasha, Maasai Tribe elder, Program Director, Water is life Kenya and Joyce Tannian, Co-Founder Water is Life Kenya, visit the USA to share their stories of living in the drought-stricken areas of East Africa. They will speak about their experience at the University of Delaware on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 7:00 pm, 103 Gore Hall, and the event is open to all.
Water is Life Kenya is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings clean, accessible drinking water to communities in the semi-arid region north of Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa. Our innovative “Livestock as a Business” training and loan program was born during the devastating drought of 2009 where families suffered livestock losses of up to 80%. Trained groups ride the upward spiral of transformation provided by clean water and improved incomes received through profitable livestock keeping, and keep water flowing through higher incomes. Our handicraft division, certified by the Fair-Trade Federation, provides income to families. Founded in 2007 by Joyce Tannian, members of the Tannian family in the US and Joseph Larasha in Kenya, Water is Life Kenya projects provide clean water to over 50,000 people per day. The average time spent per day by women and girls in fetching water has been reduced from an average of 7 hours per day to less than 1 hour per day. With easier access to clean water, girls are freed to go to school. Mothers are freed to pursue new ways to contribute to the family income and everyone is healthier with clean water to drink and wash. Our year-round presence on the ground and strong bonds of trust with the communities we serve differentiate us from other organizations in the region and assure program continuity and quality.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gore Hall, Room 103
Gore Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA