In Tengecha, Kenya, a rural community of approximately 20,000 people, women spend their days and nights walking to and from their homes carrying water from the Mara River, located about 6.7 kilometers away from their home. The river water is contaminated and is frequently used by roaming livestock. Family members take turns retrieving water so they can prepare meals for their families or do other household chores. Children often leave school two or three hours earlier to begin the long journey to the river. UMCOR is helping Tengecha construct two well functioning boreholes to serve all its members.

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