Project 40: Water for ENAI Africa
Ewang'an Nadede Advocacy Initiative (ENAI - Africa) (KE)
For my 40 th birthday, I've chosen to fundraise for ENAI Africa , an incredible community-based organization in Kajiado County, a rural part of the south rift in Kenya, currently facing the worst drought in 40 years. They need water. I am raising $40k to make that happen. I was devastated to learn about the hardships many communities in East Africa are facing due to this drought. In my search for ways to support, I met Dr. Lanoi Parmuat, a Maasai community leader who founded and runs ENAI Africa in order to protect, enlighten and empower the young girls and women in her community that face early marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Sadly, this remains a reality for 78% of the young girls in ENAI's surrounding community. Through Dr. Lanoi's passion and leadership, ENAI Africa now also offers education and health services, livelihood support, food security programs, anti-FGM advocacy, and so much more. ENAI Africa is the only organization providing these essential services within a 5-village radius. However, the community ENAI serves is suffering because the drought has undermined already limited access to water for the community and its livestock. The community that ENAI supports has only one drilled water well, which serves 3500+ people and livestock and requires a 2–5-mile walk each day to collect water. Adding more wells will ensure schools, families livestock and clinics have better access water. Children – particularly girls - have been forced to drop out of school to help their families search for food and pasture. Livestock can't survive, and malnutrition rates are increasing. Please join me in funding 4 new water wells for ENAI Africa. Thank you! Selita http://www.enaiafrica.org/ @SelitaEbanks YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE ENAI Africa is fiscally sponsored by the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS), a U.S. public charity within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that donors are eligible for a U.S. income tax deduction for their contributions to the extent permitted by U.S. tax law.