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I am participating in this year's Water Run because I believe in the work that they are doing in Kenya. It is an honour to contribute to changing lives and bringing clean water to those who need it most. Thank you for partnering with me in this amazing project.

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Proudly presented by Nehemiah Construction Ministries and the YMCA, The Water Run helps bring clean water to the Turkana People of Kenya. Your support helps us bring help to those who need it most. The Turkana people are an unreached, nomadic tribe living in the desert of northwestern Kenya. There are half a million people living in extreme conditions. They live in a dry and barren land with daytime temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius.

They lack food, water, medicine, and education. The women will walk up to 50 kms a day to carry 20 litres of contaminated water back for their families. The children exist on a diet of boiled maise flour and water, most of them eating only once every 2 days. 80% of all hospitalizations are due to waterborne diseases. Life expectancy is approximately 40 years. They call themselves the forgotten people...

But they are not forgotten. Together we are changing lives in Kenya! 

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 08 Anonymous Anonymous CA$40.00
Oct 06 Dave/Kathy Nelson CA$500.00
Oct 05 Jan Steinke CA$105.25
Oct 05 Dave McElhinney CA$100.00
Oct 05 Myrna Morrison CA$20.00
Oct 05 Walter/Ruby Lietz CA$100.00
Oct 04 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Sep 29 Caitlyn, Dee & Gordon Wagner So proud of you for doing the 3k and raising money for people who really need help! CA$52.63