In August 2017, the Palethorpe, Jones and Arellano families went to Kenya. As part of our trip we spent time volunteering in a school, and in Kenya's largest slum Kibera. We also lived with a Masai tribe for 5 days. Because of our incredible experience, my sister, Lynn and the Ball family visited the same places in October 2017.
All these experiences were profoundly powerful in helping us connect with the locals and see firsthand the problems being caused by climate change. The biggest problem communities face is that they lack drinking water. Can you imagine a life where you do not even have access to water? And with a lack of water, there is a significant increase in disease and illness, and a challenge in growing crops.
We want to do a little bit to help by raising some money. We want to raise £8000 for two projects that touched our hearts, that we know personally. One: to fund a well for a school that currently has no drinking water. Two: to fund a water pump for the Masai community (in which we lived) to enable more reliable provision of their water.
Please will you help? Every little helps.