No development can take place without water. Yet in 2017 many communities struggle with this most basic necessity of life. In partnership with a Kenya NGO Paradise Natural Living Society and ABI Organic Agriculture Ltd., ARDA is seeking to help bring help to schools and communities in desperate need of water. News agency Reuters reported the following:
A new early warning system predicts the availability of forage for animals in the country’s arid livestock-dependent north – By Katy Migiro
NAIROBI, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya needs to brace itself for worsening drought in 2017, the United Nations said on Tuesday, using a new early warning system that predicts the availability of forage for animals in the country’s arid livestock-dependent north.
People and animals’ lives are at risk because they have not had a chance to recover from drought in 2014 as rains were also poor in 2015 and 2016, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
“We really are concerned that the situation is going to deteriorate rapidly early into next year,” Piers Simpkin, a livestock expert with FAO in Kenya, told a news conference.
“There is serious drought looming in early 2017.”
Large swathes of Africa are experiencing severe drought, with 39 million people hit by a crisis predicted to peak early next year.
We can help mitigate this looming issue in many areas country wide if we take the steps now. African Boreholes Initiative is a proven leader in the Kenyan borehole industry. It’s professionalism and integrity has earned them support in many sectors from NGO’s, government, schools and private agencies.
On average $35,000 USD will provide for a borehole in Kenyan; this would include a fully functional water source for any community in need. The borehole would be a community/school owned asset and they would be required just to provide the land and water storage. This is critical for the community to be stakeholders in their development and for them to take ownership of the project. The UN Sustainable Development Goals states:
Water and sanitation are at the very core of sustainable development, critical to the survival of people and the planet.
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