Faith’s fields used to be dirt and dust. Ongoing drought in Kenya due to the climate crisis meant next to nothing grew. Water was scarce.
"The weather has changed because when I was young, there was a lot of rain and food was plenty. Today the rains are very poor.”
Without water Faith and her husband Steven couldn’t grow crops. Hunger was a reality, sending their children to school an impossibility.
But now Faith grows crops that are lush and green thanks to a nearby dam. With help from Christian Aid’s local partner, their community received the gift of water which has breathed new life into their fields.
With water Faith can farm. With water she can make bricks to extend her home for her children. With water she can maintain a garden full of vegetables and fruit trees, growing enough to buy school supplies and even two cows for milking.
Faith’s hard work and determination has transformed this resource into a future for her family.
“I hope that by the time my children grow I will have done a lot of things. I’ll do my best to educate my children and my children will be what they want to be when they grow up.”
Will you give the gift of life this Christmas by buying clean water for communities like Faith’s?