raising money to purchase land
For the past 6 years, LiveGlobally has helped build the Ingrid School in the Matopeni slums of Nairobi (Kenya). We've witnessed the amazing transformation as children of this community now have the opportunity to receive an education, instead of breaking rocks in the quarry (as their parents do).
There are no water sources in the Matopeni slum, and the women and children have to walk up to 5 km (in dangerous conditions, carrying 40 lb jerry cans) to fetch water for their families. They have to miss school/work, and often have to do without water altogether.
Our goal is to purchase two 1,800 sf plots of land next to the school (at a total cost of $45,000), to drill a borehole for water (and to one day even have a safe playground for the children). The borehole itself will be funded through a separate grant program. This will supply the children of the school with clean drinking water, create a source of income for the school as they can sell the water to the other residents of the community, and prevent children from having to endanger their lives to get water.