We’re so excited to announce that our new girls’ high school in Kenya, Oleleshwa, now has a clean water source! We hit water at the newest borehole, with enough water to provide irrigation for community members as we learn agricultural techniques.
To create this new source of water, we drilled to a depth of 232 meters (that’s 700 feet!).
Workers and community members stand by as the new borehole is drilled. Eighty percent of illnesses in developing countries are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions. A source of clean water helps prevent the spread of waterbourne disease in the community.
A nearby source of clean water saves women and girls hours each day as they no longer have to walk hours from home to collect water for their families.
To learn more about the benefits of clean water and how you can help, visit www.freethechildren.com/whatwedo/international/aav/water/