Somehow water access, poverty, lack of health facilities, hunger always seem to go together and Kathonzweni was no different.
While the rest of the country grapples with issues that are more "esteem issues or self actualization matters" such as the constitution or endless political games - people in these areas of our country get up every morning just thinking of where their next meal will come from or where they will fetch water. Somehow children and women bear the brunt of all this. While the men will drown their sorrows in local brew or emigrate to Nairobi trying to search for a better life the women have to bring up their children in these rural areas. Fetching water is a whole days effort which begins before daybreak and ends late at night.
|Dry river bed of Mbimbili in Kathonzweni, Kenya|
|Children of Usalama: Children and women are most affected by lack of water|
Therefore it is important that we support organisations that reach out to this areas of our country, AMREF, the UN, IPA and other non governmental organisations.