During 2011, Koins for Kenya partnered with WhoLives.org, an organization that has developed a human powered drill for more affordable water well drilling.
This Village Drill is very suitable for rural villages that are off the beaten path, with limited or no accessibility to the traditional large drilling rigs needed to drill a well. This is new technology that has the potential to change the face of rural third world poverty and water related issues.
With the BTW workshop already in place in the Koins service area, we are preparing to work with WhoLives.org to manufacture and distribute these hand operated drills throughout Africa in 2012. We are excited about the possibilities. Clean and accessible water has always been a problem in the Koins service area, and in many third world countries around the world.
Here are a few water related facts:
• 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people.
• 3.75 million People die each year from water-related disease, 84% are children.
• Diarrhea causes 1.4 million children’s deaths every year. More than AIDS, malaria and measles
• The ability to bring clean safe drinking water to impoverished nations is the number one concern of governments and NGO's, yet the problem still remains wholly unsolved.
Here is a short video about the Village Drill:
With the help of LDS Humanitarian, Koins has established 3 wells within our service area in the past. Each well cost over $10,000 to provide. The Village Drill will allow a perpetual water source to be provided, at a cost of approximately $3,500 per well. In addition to the gift of fresh water, the Village Drill project will also provides jobs to Kenyans, both on the manufacturing side, and in the labor of the actual well drilling.
Your donations are needed now more than ever. We have a real chance of creating a new world at a cost of about $2 per person. A $3,500 donation will bring clean, fresh, accessible water to an entire village. Join us today and be a part of history. Donate here. Choose Water Projects as your donation destination.