I was born and raised in Kenya. I grew up with the serious issues that the people have because of dirty, contaminated water. In the country, there are 37 hospitals and each day, the majority of cases they receive deal with sickness and disease from contaminated water.
I have seen how the water quality impacts people’s lives. My own family members have been hospitalized because of contaminated water, and most cases happen through coincidence. The mortality rate is high, especially for children, and the people suffer from vomiting, diarrhea, typhoid fever, and death because of the unknowns in the water.
I know the need for clean water, and I know the solution.
Since coming to the United States, I have seen the benefits of clean water. Living here, it’s so simple to turn on a tap and have clean water immediately. And if we can have that here, why wouldn’t it be possible to have the same thing in Kenya? It’s possible! In villages of 10,000 people, we can reduce the number of cases of illness and disease to zero, and that is why I’ve created this organization.