Today, there is not enough water in the village of Ormelili, Tanzania. Community members have to walk more than 2 hours for water and are often turned away at the private water source once they arrive. CLEAN International, in partnership with 1 Love and Engineers Without Borders, is building a well and hygiene stations in Ormelili to provide clean water for more than 2,500 people.
College student Kendall Winer (pictured below with children in Tanzania) has spearheaded this initiative. “The well project in Ormelili is so important to me because each of the villagers' lives depends on it. Water is something we take for granted every day in the U.S. In Tanzania, water is not something that is readily available, but something they struggle to get. Without water, people, animals, and crops are dying. This project would help improve the lives of so many people, including my best friend Angel,” said Kendall.
Angel Mollel is from Ormelili (she is pictured to the right in the second picture below walking for water). She is now a college student in Colorado. She walked for water as a child and wants to end that walk for her family. "A well would be life-changing for the people of my village," said Angel. "I can't tell you how bad it is right now. The families in the village have no food because they cannot water their crops or provide water for their livestock. Women and young girls are primarily responsible for walking for water and this well would lift that burden."
Will you join us in providing the gift of water? Your gift will help transform lives for generations to come. Water is essential for almost every aspect of life--drinking, cooking, gardening, farming and more. Finding clean water just to survive is a daily struggle for those in Ormelili. Together, we can change that and create a new hope and new future for thousands in need. All donations make a difference! Thank you!