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Kenya Water Project

helping people survive forced displacement by providing water

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We are working to provide a sustainable source of water for over 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) living in an IDP camp near Kakuma, Kenya.

Need: While visiting Kakuma refugee camp (Kenya), refugee church leaders took us outside of the camp to a settlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) near Kakuma town. An estimated 2,000 men, women and children settled in this IDP camp after fleeing their homes during post election violence in 2007. Uprooted in their own country, they have nowhere else to go.

The IDP camp has no water local supply. They have to walk several miles under the burning sun to fetch water in plastic jerry cans. Not only is it hard work, it is also dangerous for the women and children who are often given the task.

The refugees told us that the IDP are even worse off than they are. For unlike the refugees in Kakuma camp, who receive assistance from humanitarian agencies, the IDP have no one commited to helping them meet their basic needs for water, food and shelter.

Goal:  We have teamed up with the National Council of Churches, Kenya (NCCK), to raise $115,000 to drill a well and purchase a water pump, piping, a reservoir (water tank), borehole cover and security fencing. The cost is high due to the terrain and lack of water in the area. Water will need to be pumped from a borehole several miles away from the IDP camp.

Strategy: We are partnering with National Council of Churches, Kenya (NCCK), as their team in Kakuma has the required technical capacity for the project. We plan to begin the project in 2018, trusting God for the resources to complete it by the end of 2019.

Opportunity: You can help answer the prayers of these people by giving to the "Kenya Water Project" today. We pray that 2,000 people will be moved to give $50. Funding received by IAFR for this project will be sent to NCCK. Their staff will directly oversee its implementation.

We are happy to say that a church in Washington D.C. has pledged to provide $40,000 to the project over the next two years! That means we need just over $7,000 to complete the project by the end of 2019.

Progress: Total Donations Received: $74,446 as of 6/5/2018.
(Updated Monthly)

Project Partner: National Council of Churches, Kenya

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