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.
KIDS FOR WONI KENYA CAMPAIGN
Every day girls walk miles to bring back water from distant wells. Beads of Sweat, but no adequate education. Bucket placed on their head, they cross the hot landscape. Together we will place water wells in Sub-Saharan Africa, so that girls can seek an education and a better life.
We are inspired by Friends of Woni International’s impact in East Africa. We believe every place should have a source of water and access to education. We are the future generation and we want to help kids like us have the best childhood they can. We have many ideas that involve school participation.
Everyday! Through each month we will make an effort to raise money to drill water wells and make schools better! We will work our hardest to accomplish our goals. We will do lemonade stands, talk to schools such as Roosevelt, we will ask friends and family as well as attend community events where we will make announcements about our program.
Sarah and Marcella started a fundraising campaign to help Friends of Woni Kenya International build a girls' dormitory and a water well for a rural community high school in Kenya. So far through the sale of custom branded T-shirts and a lemonade stand, they have raised $1,050 and their goal is to raise $30,000 which will be enough to drill a well, build a distribution channel and connect it with a water pump powered by electricity. 100% of the money will be used to build the clean water project and the girls' dorm, and when the project starts, Friends of Woni Kenya International will send us photos and e-mail updates so you can see the exact community we helped.
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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.