Support families in drought-affected Garissa
Imagine walking for over 20 km daily in search of water and not being able to get clean water for drinking!
This is the plight of thousands of families in Garissa County, who must trek daily to look for water. The county is experiencing the worst drought in 40 years, as the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) recorded a worsening stage in May 2022. This means that women and children will have to walk for longer distances to get water, as the few remaining water pans have begun drying up due to three consecutive failed rain seasons.
As the men move with the livestock in search of pasture, women and children are left behind to fetch water for household use, but they hardly get any. While our Cash Transfer project has supported 600 families, the community is barely hanging by a thread. In some areas, children stopped going to school because they are too hungry and weak to walk or stay alert in class.
The lack of access to clean water and proper nutrition has exposed children and the entire community to malnutrition, making them susceptible to diseases like diarrhea, cholera, and Covid-19, which has been reported to be on the rise in Kenya.
Act now to help families
There’s a need to intervene now, to support the communities in Garissa and mitigate the looming crisis.
What if we told you, we have a solution?
Yes! You and Us.
If we joined our hands together, we would be able to support not just one or two, but 5,000 families in Lagdera, Fafi and Balambala, three of the worst-hit sub-counties in Garissa County.
How can you support? By donating:
200 Kshs – To provide a 20-litre jerrycan/mtungi to one family
400 kshs – To provide 2 20-liter jerrycans/mtungis to one family
1,000 kshs – To provide 2 jerrycans to 5 families
250,000 kshs – To provide a 10,000- litre water tank to one community of about 1,000 families
By donating you are not only giving hope by providing access to clean water, but you are also saving lives. Please donate today and lend a helping hand to the communities in Garissa County.
Donate by MPesa:
MPESA ACCOUNT NAME: YOUR MOBILE NUMBER
PAYBILL NUMBER: 4086125
or by transferring it to:
KES ACCOUNT: 0550282049364
ACCOUNT NAME: FINN CHURCH AID KENYA
BANK NAME: EQUITY BANK KENYA
SWIFT CODE: EQBLKENA
BANK CODE: 68