Water is Life Kenya (WILK) launches virtual fundraising campaign for their newest clean water project “Turn the Water on for Osewan!” The Osewan community has been on the WILK waiting list since 2014. The campaign’s goal for April is to raise $40,000 to help jump-start this project (total cost is $80,000). Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the need to cancel in-person events, WILK is promoting and raising funds via social media with their fans and by weekly email blasts to their supporters. In addition to this, every Friday night at 7PM Eastern, Founder Joyce Tannian greets and updates her supporters on Facebook Live. To watch WILK Live show visit: https://www.facebook.com/WaterisLifeKenya Previous episodes can be found here.
The live show begins with Joyce wearing and explaining a very colorful and traditional Kenyan outfit. She continues with updates on the pandemic in Southern Kenya, an informational segment called Wildlife Corner, and concludes with accepting additional questions. The show is twenty minutes long and is very educational.
Joyce Tannian, Founder & Director commented, “Our work doesn’t stop and can’t stop now. Osewan people need us now, more than ever...finally it’s their turn! People have been trying to live in Osewan for a long time, but can’t. The area is very dry. It has ample pasture, but no water for cows or people. We want to make sure people in that area have enough clean water for themselves, for their families; enough water so they can build a school and build a hospital.”
To find out more about “Turn the Water on for Osewan” and to make a donation visit:
Joyce lives most of the year in Kenya. She finds being on the ground and working with the communities intimately helps her to relate to their culture and needs. It also provides her with a comprehensive in-depth understanding so that Water is Life Kenya can properly come along side them and empower them without impacting their culture adversely.