You ask me what my people need. I will tell you. We need water for our people.
Water is the most important thing. If you don’t have potatoes you can eat arrowroot, but if you don’t have water, there is no substitute.
With water everything comes. With water we can grow food for our people. With the time they save looking for water they can do some income-generating activity instead.
With good water we no longer have water-borne diseases.
We don’t have a water problem in Kenya. We have a water MANAGEMENT problem.
We could harvest water from the roofs of schools and churches if we had the containers.At the African Brotherhood Church we support what water projects we can, but it is
very important to us that the initiative comes from the community so it is the beneficiary who owns the project. They need to have buy in to the project and manage it if something breaks down.
But of course we have to prioritize the projects that are requested.
If one village has to walk 15 km to get water, and another village only has to walk 5 km, we will not say the second village is as much of a priority.