Water is Life
The first step out of poverty often begins with removing the barrier of access to clean water. 95% of WEI Women’s Groups set their first group project of each woman receiving a 10,000L water tank to catch rain water from their roof. Relieving the task of searching for clean water, women’s capacities to earn more money, send their children to school, and care for a healthier family grows exponentially.
In 2016, WEI matched the money saving efforts of the Kenyan Women's Groups who purchased 80 water tanks, with 80 more water tanks.
This means 160 homes now have clean water, impacting almost 1,000 people for good. And that was just in 2016!
Since 2000, WEI has matched 10,000 liter water tanks to over 300 homes, and the Kenyan women themselves have contributed over 300 tanks in the last 17 years. In partnership with the women and their families in the Ukambani region of Kenya, WEI has been able to impact over 8,000 people. Access to clean water truly is the first step to new life on the path from poverty.