Diarrhea is widespread in rural Kenya, where 43% of the population gets their drinking water from nearby springs that are often contaminated by the lack of hygiene stations and adequate latrines. According to UNICEF, more than 250,000 children under the age of five die from diarrheal diseases in Africa each year.
Mercy-USA, with grant funding from the US Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), has constructed water storage tanks, latrines and hand-washing stations at 24 elementary and pre-schools. The children now have access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities and are taught vital hygiene practices reducing their risk of infectious disease.
Your charitable donation will make a difference in the life a Kenyan mother and child. Give securely online, or call to donate using your credit card: 1-800-55-MERCY (1-800-556-3729)