The Maasai in Amboseli, Kenya are facing severe challenges due to lack of clean water. MCV has received reports of Maasai children dying due to water-borne diseases in this area. Due to climate change and other factors, the droughts are increasing and it is severely affecting the Maasai community, and the shortage of water is causing many health problems and even deaths.
Our world is facing unforeseen events currently. With the spread of the Coronavirus since the beginning of this year, a lot of our plans have been disrupted. Our world, however, has come together like never before for combatting this pandemic. Our healthcare professionals have been doing commendable work in taking care of us. Similarly, we are wearing face coverings and practicing cleanliness to take care of our loved ones and be safe ourselves.
During all this, we have realized the importance of water in practicing clean and efficient sanitization. The Masaai people are facing water scarcity as they barely have enough water for drinking purposes. They are facing the need for clean water way more than ever during these difficult times. The water is needed to maintain the hygiene standards of the community and keep them safe from contracting the virus. All of us do understand how we need water for trivial but crucial things like washing our hands, to follow basic guidelines issued by the WHO. The Masaai people need urgent access to clean water, given the circumstances.