Kenya Water Initiative
Around 700 million people in 43 countries suffer today from water scarcity.
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world's population could be living under water stressed conditions. With the existing climate change scenario, almost half the world's population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030, including between 75 million and 250 million people in Africa. In addition, water scarcity in some arid and semi-arid places will displace between 24 million and 700 million people. Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest number of water-stressed countries of any region.
AFAINT In Action
In 2008, AFAINT installed a water tank for the Kedowa School for the Deaf in Kericho, Kenya. There are approximately 90 children that attend this school and all but the head master are deaf. These children face many difficulties other than their hearing, such as social stigma because many of them are HIV+ or come from HIV+ families. These children were in need of a clean water supply because their only source was from a dirty well.
AFAINT embarked on another journey to build its second water tank in Kenya. This 10,000 liter water tank was placed in a vital part of the Kendu Bay village where there is a great need for clean water because it has been ravaged by poverty and HIV/AIDS for decades. The "Art For Water Campaign 2" was a Facebook fundraiser where AFAINT founder matched every donation received dollar for dollar!