World Food Day
Today is World Food Day and water is the hero. Currently 2.4 billion people live in water-stressed countries. All of Bóthar's projects over our 32 year history have encompassed a water element as core. When we are deciding on animal projects access to water for the animal and to grow food are key considerations. To this end water harvesting is a practice that is taught and facilitated for our farmers.
We have carried out significant investments in the East Pokot region of Kenya where illiteracy is the highest in East Africa, and where female genital mutilation remains a widespread practice. A lack of access to water forces women and female children to travel for hours in search of water, thus further limiting access to education, particularly for girls. Bóthar's work across the community was two-fold; both ensuring more readily available access to water through the construction of boreholes, and by providing milk from a camel project.
This work is only made possible through the support of our donors. We remain extremely grateful to our supporters for the opportunity to facilitate the life-changing, 32-year mission of Bóthar. As always we are happy to answer any questions or receive feedback on 1800 268 463 or email@example.com