The global water crisis is a silent killer with half of the world’s hospital beds
full of people sick from water related illness.
Diarrheal illness is the second leading cause of death worldwide
and while you may not hear this in the news, water related illness
causes the death of one child under the age of 5 every 21 seconds.
We were heart broken at these alarming stats as we realized
that this isn't just a problem, but this is a crisis that needs some attention!
After much searching, the elev8 young adult group at gtc
narrowed their search to a rural village called
Enkereyian located in the Rift Valley in Kenya.
These people do not have clean water, but use a dam
which is contaminated because this dam is
also used to clean their animals.
Kids are always sick here, and they miss school
because of water related illnesses,
and so they are unable to perform well in classes
because of how much school they are missing.
(Read more stories, and see recent pics at the end of this page)
But we can help save lives by providing
safe water to the people in Enkereyian.
Elev8 has partnered with Water Missions to help meet
the physical need for safe water, by obtaining the rights to attempt
to drill a bore hole in their community close to the local school.