small child impacted by the clean water crisis

What is Your “YES” Today?

“Sometimes something touches your heart so deeply that “doing nothing” isn’t an option anymore. You become determined to make a change rather than coming up with excuses of why you can’t. Not because the fear stops lurking, but because the desire to do something is now greater.” Bethany Haley Williams, Ph.D. Read more

Asembo Church Water Filter Distribution

Empowering Local Leaders with Access to Clean Water

Packing up 200 five-gallon buckets, 100 water filters, and our US and Kenyan teams, we departed for the small, rural village of Asembo, located in Siaya County.  An excited crowd, 150 strong, anxiously awaited our arrival.  Read more

Simple Charity

Thank you Simple Charity!

THANK YOU Simple Charity and so many others! Here’s a quick update from the field (at Hope Beyond in Kimana, Kenya) on what your incredible, generous, continued partnership has made possible! Read more

Masai woman drinking clean water from a Just One Africa filter in Amboseli

Water Filters – Seeing in full color

On Tuesday, June 7th, I started my fieldwork.  The American NGO, Just One Africa has distributed hundreds of water filters in Kimana, where I am living, and in Loitokitok, a town 20 minutes down the road.  Just One employs two Kenyans named Edward and Mike to follow up on the filters. Read more

Just One Africa meeting with the Governor of Siaya County in Western Kenya.

Lifting communities out of a cycle of sickness and poverty

Today was full of new opportunities. The day started with our vehicles all packed up with buckets and filters heading to Siaya County for multiple water filter distributions. But first, we had a meeting with the governor to discuss the UZima Filters and our work in his community. Read more

Change comes when we help others.

Change comes when we help others

“If I can help one person, and that person can help another person, then it becomes a change.” – Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya

This is what Just One Africa is ALL about! The difficult situations and deep challenges in life can seem so impossible to overcome and high mountains of needed change are often met with uncertainty of where to start. Read more

Our humble beginings

“Human suffering ANYWHERE concerns men and women EVERYWHERE.” Elie Wiesel

This little baby is the one that started it all. In 2012 we were serving in this Kenyan community on the shores of Lake Victoria. We had partnered with the locals to build a new hut for this child’s grandmother as the rain had washed much of the mud walls away and it was no longer safe to live in. Read more

Masai woman at water puddle

Children can now go to school

This is a very rural Masai community in Southern Kenya. Our local leaders John and Dorcus conducted a sanitation training as well as a water filter distribution. On our follow up trip in January I visited this community and walked to their water source, 1 mile away. Since they were still waiting for the rains to come they collect their daily water for these small holes and then carry it back to their homes. They pour the water through the Sawyer Products water filters Just One Africa has provided, now allowing them to have increased health. The mommas shared that their children can now go to school instead of having to stay home with diarrhea. And no one has had to go to the hospital or take medication for sickness due to water. This is an important step in the right direction and one that the whole community will benefit from for years to come. Read more

Muhoroni Soccer in Easter Kisumu, Kenya

Muhoroni Youth Soccer Program receives water filters

 

On our June trip, this Eastern Kisumu village in Muhoroni received one water filter, and we returned in October to share more. It takes several hours to drive there but totally worth it! We were greeted by the local soccer team and they shared what a blessing the clean water has been to them in their sport! Read more