Bringing water & bright futures to Awang'tar village

Water for Kenya

Brooke in Eldoret, Kenya, 2023
Brooke in Eldoret, Kenya, 2023
Women in Eldoret
Women in Eldoret

The people living in Awang’tar village outside of Eldoret, Kenya rely on a local stream to get water. Sometimes the stream runs dry. Sometimes the water makes them sick. 

They’re among the 2.2 billion people – 1 in 4 – that lack access to safe water and 3.5 billion people – 2 in 5 – lack access to a safe toilet. Nearly a million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related diseases which could be reduced with access to safe water or sanitation (water.org). What’s more: Mothers and children around the world spend 200 million hours each day collecting water. This takes time away from income-creating opportunities and school. Likewise, poor sanitation keeps kids, especially girls, from being able to go to school at all.

So what’s to be done? Wells, or better yet, boreholes (very deep holes that provide a consistent, reliable source of water; even in drought conditions) solve the problem. But they’re expensive. And when “outsiders” try to help from afar, drilling companies exaggerate the cost.

Fortunately for Asbury, Missionary Lucas Odero lives near the Awang’tar Village in Eldoret, Kenya and he’s agreed to oversee the drilling of a borehole. With your help – and the help of all of our VBS children coming to Asbury June 24-27 – we hope to raise 1750900 (Kenya Shillings) or $15,468 USD for our June Mission of the Month.

Borehole Drilling Cost
Borehole Drilling Cost
Lucas Odero, Missionary in Eldoret
Lucas Odero, Missionary in Eldoret

Borehole Timeline

May 9: Geological Survey Complete
5%
May 10: Environmental Authority Approval Obtained
10%
May 11: Drilling Began
20%