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EWB International

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The International Team is currently working to improve access to clean water resources for a small village called Naki in rural Eastern Kenya. In Naki, the most reliable source of drinking water is filling up buckets in cattle tanks (makeshift ponds) that are up to a mile away from the village. Since kids, mostly girls, are responsible for the chore of fetching drinking water, many won’t even have the chance to go to school. The team has been working with their community partners in Naki to design a rainwater catchment system and plans to travel to assess and implement further water solutions once travel restrictions are lifted. EWB International hopes that providing more reliable access to clean drinking water may not only be good for their health, safety, and lifestyle, but also have positive economic and societal impacts as well.