WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD, ONE VILLAGE AT A TIME.
As in hundreds of thousands of villages and neighborhoods in the developing the world, the world water crisis is an everyday reality in the village of Kager (kah-ger) in western Kenya.
In this village, the poverty statistics are not just numbers, they have names and faces…
…Kerina …Moses …Samuel …Lavendah.
In this village of 500 households and 3,000 people, the crisis is real and the crisis is personal:
- The burden of daily water collection falls on the women and children of Kager, including children as young as 6-7 years old
- Some villagers walk up to five miles a day over very difficult terrain to fetch water up to three times a day
- The two boreholes (wells) in the village have traces of E. coli and other contamination in them.
- The two ponds from which villagers collect water are shared with livestock.
Since 2009, the Jubilee Village Project started our partnership with the villagers of Kager to help them bring about their own community transformation. Electricity, farming improvements, microloans, new schools, solar lanterns, computer training, greenhouses…holistic solutions to transform a community, strengthen families and change lives.
And now we have embarked on our most ambitious village transformation program yet: the Community Safe Water System. The goal of this system is to assist the village of Kager in developing and managing a sustainable safe water solution to bring safe water to within one kilometer (0.7 mile) of every household in Kager.
The world water crisis is daunting – a seemingly overwhelming challenge. But if we all do our part and we all work together, we can bring safe water to one home, to one village, to one country and to all the world.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE