My Chosen Vessels (MCV) is committed to providing clean water to Maasai families suffering from prolonged droughts and water stressed areas. Since 2012 MCV has been assisting Maasai communities with the water crisis by providing borewells, water distribution systems, emergency drought relief, water filters, and food security. MCV implements all of our programs in the Kajiado County of Kenya, one of the most drought-affected counties in Kenya. MCV is working diligently to provide short-term and long-term solutions for the Maasai communities suffering without clean water in Olgulului-Ololorashi Group Ranch (OOGR), a water-stressed area surrounding Amboseli National Park with approximately 18,000 people.
Currently, we have an emergency situation where Maasai women and children are forced to walk 30+ miles (15 miles each way) inside Amboseli National Park in search of dirty water for their survival. Women’s safety is at risk due to walking amongst the wildlife population of elephants and lions who are also seeking water during the dry season, increasing the chances of human-wildlife conflict. Maasai girls are missing school and drop out rates are increasing because they are forced to help their mothers collect water at unbearable distances. It has not rained in over 7 months and the main water system they were depending on broke leaving them in hopeless with no water. We have several communities including Risa, Inchakita, and the surrounding villages that are struggling for survival.
We are seeking generous donors to assist MCV in trucking in clean water immediately to assist Maasai families in dire need.