It hasn’t rained in six years in parts of Turkana, Kenya.

Across Sub-Saharan Africa, women and children are walking down dusty paths for miles just to find water — often twice per day. Children carrying water like this spend two hundred million hours each day carrying 40lb jerry cans. It’s their only choice. It is the job of women and children. It is why many children don’t go to school. They have to find water to survive.

But the water is most often a Trojan horse. It is a gift that is hiding death. Inside their water jugs is a mixture of water, dirt, algae, camel and goat feces, bacteria, mosquito larvae, and other insect eggs, parasites and diseases. Who would want to drink that? But here is their choice:
Don’t drink the water an die now, or drink the water and die later.
There are 300 million people without clean water in Africa alone. The problem is that for so many of these people, the water is directly beneath their feet, but they simply don’t have access to it.

When our CRF team saw the incredible need in the Horn of Africa, we jumped into action. Everywhere we went, we told about the great need for bringing clean water to the desert, and we were overwhelmed by the support of our amazing donors who took the words of Jesus in Matthew 10:42 seriously — “And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

Since 2011, CRF has been blessed to drill deep wells in some of Kenya’s most needy areas!
And recently we were blessed even more!

Through the support of a generous donor, we received one of the best drilling rigs in the entire country of Kenya in mid-2013! We are now able to drill wells for HALF the cost of the drilling contractors we were using.
But God wasn’t done yet!
We now have two donors who are offering MATCHING GIFTS for up to $150,000.

Now you can provide clean, plentiful water to more than 1000 people for only $5,000! Or you can provide 2 WELLS for the price of one: $10,000!

We know that $5,000 is more than many people can afford, so we want you to know that every single donation that you give — whether it’s $10 or $10,000 — will be used to bring the biggest benefit possible to people in desperate need of water!