Kenya is suffering one of the most severe, protracted droughts in over a decade. To the Maasai, this means their livestock is dying, their fragile crops are failing, and their water supply is vanishing as waterholes and rivers dry up. With no livestock left, Maasai herders are left with no means of buying food or paying school fees. Maasai women and girls are forced to walk for hours to fetch water for their families and livestock. The Kenyan government has declared a state of emergency, saying millions of Kenyans may face hunger and starvation.
Donations made to Coins for Change are helping to bring some relief to the Maasai. A water well has been built next to Coins for Change’s Gregoire Safe House. It provides women and children seeking refuge at the safe house with water as well as a sustainable food supply from land which can now be harvested and milk from livestock which can now survive the drought.
Many Maasai remain in dire need of your support. Donate now and help them get better access to life-sustaining water and food. Every coin makes a difference. http://coinsforchange.org/donate-now
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