663 million people – 1 in 10 – lack access to safe water.

More than 28 million people do not have access to proper sanitation in Kenya. However if given the opportunity, families can make an affordable investment in a solution like this; unlocking the potential for dignity, health and economic growth

Help Hydrating Humanity Save Lives

WOMEN AND CHILDREN

  • In Africa, women and children walk an average of 3.7 miles a day just to collect water.

 

  • Women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection.

 

  • Women and girls often spend up to 6 hours each day collecting water.

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WATER BORN DISEASE

  • Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.

 

  • Diarrhea is the 3rd leading cause of child death a majority of which are water-related.

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ECONOMIC IMPACT

  • Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4 economic return.

 

  • $260 billion is lost globally each year due to lack of safe water and sanitation.

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Our mission is to eradicate the waterborne disease crisis, save lives, love people and reveal Christ.

OUR STRATEGY

Sickness and death from waterborne diseases are totally preventable. The solution is helping provide access to clean, safe water, hygiene education and sanitation.  Our strategic plan is to reach every school-aged child by improving the water quality and hygiene education in the schools.

 

There are other benefits to partnering with schools that will help Hydrating Humanity achieve the overall goal of eradicating the waterborne disease crisis and introducing the gospel message to every person in a defined region:

  • Ability to implement HH hygiene curriculum into education system
  • Local leadership oversight of water project and re-teaching of hygiene curriculum
  • School children will be able to take clean water home with them to their families
  • Invitation to show the Jesus Film in every school

OUR SOLUTIONS

Hand Dug Wells

Hand-dug wells are very effective in areas with a high water table within 60 feet of the earth’s surface. The opening takes 2-4 weeks to dig, and the entire community usually participates in construction. We line our well shafts from the bottom up with solid concrete culverts to insure safe clean drinking water for decades to come. All hand-dug wells are fitted with solid stainless steel parts and pump.

Artesian Well

Artesian spring wells safely collect and distribute ground water. They are possible when the water table is at or near the earth’s surface. Spring boxes are constructed using masonry components which include a stone and gravel filter system and a short pipe that extends outward delivering a steady flow of safe clean water.

 

Our water technicians insure that the sources we protect have water available 365 days a year so water flows all year long. Concrete steps are formed so children and mamas can easily access the water with buckets.

Drilled Well

A well is drilled when the water table is not reachable by hand digging. A drill rig is brought in and used in this case and consequentially community participation is low. Drilled wells (sometimes called bore holes) often yield much more water than hand dug wells, but are also more costly to construct and maintain. Hydrating Humanity has acquired a PRD 650 drill rig that is capable of drilling down 180 meters.

250k

People Served

280k

People Educated

480

Completed Wells

40k

Jesus Film Impact

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Africa Staff

JESUS FILM

Hydrating Humanity has been given a wide open door to show the Jesus Film in schools and villages all over the region of Kuria. Often, this is the very first time these men, women and children have heard the complete Gospel message.

It is amazing to see an entire school full of children eagerly raise their hand to invite Jesus into their hearts. Since many of Hydrating Humanity’s local staff are also pastors, getting new believers plugged into a local church is a priority.

 

SUPPORT FOR HYDRATING HUMANITY

Such an Incredible Mission

"The massive impact that Hydrating Humanity is having in the earth right now could never be fully measured until we are in eternity. They are changing history and saving lives everyday. We are so honored to be able to partner with such an incredible mission and we are committed to the vision of everyone on this earth having access to clean water.”

Jonathan and Melissa Helser - International Christian Music Artist

Making a Difference

"I’ve personally known the key people involved in this project for over a decade. Their work is making a difference and I support their efforts whole-heartedly!”

John Mark McMillan - International Christian Music Artist

This is a great ministry!

"Hundreds of schools are now teaching hygiene education which could eliminate waterborne diseases associated with dirty water. This is a great ministry!”

Ricky Skaggs - 14-time Grammy Winning Musician & Artist

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