What happens when 223 walkers come together to change lives? Two-hundred people receive the life-giving blessing of clean water! On Sunday, May 5th,walkers, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and a few supportive dogs, joined in partnership with women in rural Kenya to bring clean water to families in need. Together, they raised funds to purchase 12 giant, 10,000 liter water tank to harvest the powerful monsoon rains. These tanks match the 12 already purchased by the women’s groups in Kenya, and mean improved health and livelihood for 24 families.
Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. The book recounts her early life, her awakening as an activist and her harrowing and brave fight against the powerful and corrupt forces that steal the lives of so many girls. Join us at 7pm, Thursday, May 2, in the Knox Lounge of University Presbyterian Church to discuss this incredible story.
It is amazing how much can be done when a group of people come together and work toward a significant goal. In December, with the help of a WEI matching grant, the Wikililye Kamweleni group reached their goal of a rain harvesting system, complete wtih a 10,000 liter water tank, installed at the home of each of the 32 group members. Read about the group and how they did it…
Thanks to your generous support, we were able to send matches for 5 more tanks to the Shukrani women’s group in Western Kenya last week. This group is only 4 tank matches away from completing their first project!
An incredible show of generosity at Harambee this year raised funds for a matching grant of 38 water tanks for families in Kenya. Many friends gathered to celebrate and participate in the transformative power of water and empowerment of women that night.
In early October, a team of 13 women from the greater Seattle area returned from a work project in Kenya. The team traveled to Kibwezi Kenya to work alongside the members of four WEI women’s groups. In just 5 short days our combined team of Kenyan and US women built 15 concrete bases on which [...]
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