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 Kogelo, Kenya – July 2011

Martha McBride & Malik Obama with Fred Mango

RainCatcher’s collaboration with Malik Obama, our president’s brother. Malik, born and raised in Kenya, graduated university in Nairobi, then spent many years in America. Thanks to Malik, and the extensive work and travel of the entire RainCatcher team, schools in Kogelo (the Obama ancestral village) now have rainwater harvesting & filtering systems . . . and thanks to Nike they also have new soccer balls.


Kigungu Well Restoration

All’s Well That Ends Well – Uganda – The following is a story that ends well. 
That’s Martha McBride – with children of Kigungu village.
A typical work day has me walking down red dirt roads of Africa, accompanied by crowds of people who have gathered to watch us turn water that takes away life into water that gives life. Together we walk down the trail from village to local water source, which is always contaminated. We scoop up water that looks like chocolate milk, pass it through our simple bucket filter system, and then watch everyone marvel as disgusting, diseased carrying liquid comes out clear & clean drinking water. We do this day after day, year after year.
What if people no longer had to carry filthy water, long distances, from source to home?
On the previous trip to Uganda, our usual water walk took us past the dead well pictured above. As we passed it a second time, on our way back to the village, I asked Dennis (RainCatcher Uganda) to get me a quote from local technicians for disassembling this pump, replacing all internal parts, and reinstalling brand new pump. Thus began the first RainCatcher Well Restoration Projectwhich I nicknamed The Lazarus Project – because the purpose is to literally bring new life to dead wells, of which there are thousands scattered throughout Africa.
Cost to resurrect a dead well in Uganda: $300.
The well in photo above had been dead for two years. It now provides an endless stream of clear water for an entire village. Most such bore holes average about 20′ deep. The water available at this depth is a much better source than the muddy rivers, lakes and ponds it replaces, but it still may carry lethal pathogens. So the next step is to clean it with point-of-use hollow-fiber water filters (attached to yellow jerry can in photos) This, of course, is our specialty. By combining well restoration & water filtration we can bring a new water source to any community that has a dead well.
This project is funded with donations by   
www.beachbody.com   and implemented by   www.raincatcher.org
Soccer balls donated by Nike.

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Read more:

Orange County Register story

Waves for Water story in OC Register:

http://beach.freedomblogging.com/2010/08/17/hurley-teams-up-with-waves-4-water/26907/


Kacumbala Clean Water Project

RainCatcher  +  Peace Corps  =

August, 2011 – Dennis of RainCatcher Uganda teams up with Peace Corps Volunteer, Brian Kobick to restore a dead well and bring clean-water filter systems to schools in Kacumbala village in eastern Uganda . . . cost = $100.


Sesse Islands, Lake Victoria, Uganda

RainCatcher Uganda

While in the field we develop relationships with other humanitarian organizations. Supplies are left with Dennis – RainCatcher Uganda country director –  so that after we return home, our work of bringing safe drinking water to remote villages continues.

Here’s just one example: Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) flew Dennis and water filters to several islands in the Sesse archipelago in Lake Victoria, including Bukasa Island. The families on these islands get their drinking water from the lake, which is polluted and extremely life threatening. Now, thanks to the partnership of RainCatcher and Mission Aviation Fellowship the people on these remote islands in the middle of Africa no longer have to risk serious illness and death from their drinking water.


Beachbody + RainCatcher =


RainCatcher + Beachbody = h2o 4 150,000

Mark Armfield receiving a $150,000 donation from Carl Daikeler.

RainCatcher and Beachbody join forces to bring rainwater harvesting systems to twelve schools in Kenya / Uganda and our clean-water filter systems to 150,000 people. More stories soon.


Kenya/Uganda Project

Our Kenya/Uganda Project is a joint effort between Water 4 Everyone, Beachbody & RainCatcher.

1-kids @ traditional water sources in Kenya & Uganda (looks like chocolate milk) 2-Carl Daikeler & Father Kizito deciding to do something about this death sentence. 3-by installing rainwater harvesting & filtration systems on 12 schools in Kenya & Uganda. 4-end result of their decision will be thousands of students having their own source of safe drinking water right at school.


two new Waves for Water videos

W4W Nike GameChanger Kit from Don Hardy on Vimeo

W4W HAITI Oct 2010 from Waves For Water on Vimeo.

It costs $50 to bring clean drinking water to 100 people, anywhere in the world. jack@water4everyone.org