On our way into the Blood:Water office, our staff received wonderful news from our Africa Field Manager - news that we have been waiting to hear: our friends in Marsabit, Kenya have finally received substantial rains! We previously brought to your attention in August the ongoing drought and resulting famine crisis in the Horn of Africa. (See the blog: "WAITING FOR RAIN") The Marsabit Region where we work had been deeply affected by the drought, in fact they had not seen rain for roughly 25 months. That means, for nearly two years, the people of Marsabit lived with very little access to safe water outside of what the Kenyan government was able transport into the region and distribute through the network of tanks Blood:Water had helped build. It is beyond a blessing to now say that the rain tanks and wells in Marsabit are full of water!
Thanks to all of you for your continued prayers and support! However, our work is far from over. There are many more steps and projects that need to take place in order to better prepare our communities to handle droughts like this in the future. One way you can help guard these communities for the future may surprise you - purchase a BAG OF CEMENT.
You might be thinking..."how does cement help?!" Cement is the main component of most of our water and sanitation projects like rain tanks, wells, and latrines. In many of our communities, it's also one of the most expensive pieces of these projects. Although not glamorous, this gift will help transform lives for our neighbors in Africa! Get your family & friends involved this Christmas to help build a solid foundation for Africa.
~ Cement Your Love ~
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