Formed in 2008, Friends is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit in the USA, Its main objective is to raise funds to drill water wells in Kenya. Founder Evalee Treen from Santa Barbara, California, USA, has spent many months in Kenya identifying locations that need water. The lack of local water has women and girls walking four miles to twenty-five kilometers every day. As a result, girls are not educated due to the responsibility of having to help their mother fetch water for the family.
RAFFLE FOR SAFARI WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
We had a drawing for the raffle tickets on April 25th 2015 at the Hakuna Matata Night Live Event, the lucky winner was Cherie Lynne Erickson, her ticket number was no. 0085. She was very excited for having won and the cause that the proceeds will go to, based on her past experience after having visited different regions of East Africa, she is well aware of some of the drastic conditions that remote communities have to put up with during dry periods. You can watch the video of the drawing prize by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPWk3dDqGmM
Friends of Woni Kenya International will proceed to start the process of getting all the legal documents needed from the government of Kenya for a piece of land and start building the infrastructure needed for supplying water from the well to the village of Salama. The people of Salama Village will contribute by volunteering in provision of unskilled labor and coordinating the project. The Community Based Organization will be responsible in the management of the infrastructure and the water supply in the future.
A big thank you from Friends of Woni Kenya International Board Members for your support on this project. We promise to keep you updated on progress.
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PEOPLE IN RURAL KENYAN VILLAGES have to walk over four miles each way to obtain clean drinkable water. To help alleviate the burden, Evalee Treen founded Friends of Woni Kenya International Inc.