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Build a Brighter Future

Almost one-third of Kenya’s population does not have access to clean, safe water (CIA World Factbook). Children suffer from drinking contaminated water, and the exhausting chore of collecting water leaves them with little time for school and catechism.

This fall, we are joining Father Fabian Hevi in Kenya to provide new water systems for 15 communities in the Archdiocese of Mombasa and the Diocese of Machakos. This campaign, with your generosity, will bless 151,970 people, including many children such as Felicia Ndunge (pictured above).

Help quench thirst, empower communities and build a brighter future by giving Water for Life! A gift of $5,005 will provide clean water for 602 people — but any amount will be an incredible blessing!

Transforming Communities Through Clean Water

Cross Catholic Outreach and Fr. Fabian are working toward the day when no children will risk their health or safety to quench their thirst. For six years, our water projects contributed to rapid transformation in the Diocese of Lodwar. Today, we are working on a long-term campaign to share that same blessing with the Archdiocese of Mombasa and the Diocese of Machakos in southern Kenya.

Cross Catholic Outreach begins working with Fr. Fabian
2013

Cross Catholic Outreach begins working with Fr. Fabian to provide clean water for the Turkana in Lodwar, Kenya.

27 communities and 83,000 Turkana people have been blessed in Lodwar.
2018

27 communities and 83,000 Turkana people are blessed in Lodwar. Fr. Fabian founds Good Samaritan Water Sanitation Services to continue work in other regions of Kenya.

2019

Good Samaritan Water Sanitation Services starts working in the Archdiocese of Mombasa and Diocese of Machakos in southern Kenya.

The ministry completes six water systems to serve 50,724 people in southern Kenya.
2020

The ministry completes six water systems to serve 50,724 people in southern Kenya. You join us to provide clean water for 10 more communities.

To date, we have helped Fr. Fabian provide water for 43 Kenyan communities
2021

The 10 systems you funded are complete, bringing clean water to 67,177 people. To date, we have helped Fr. Fabian provide water for 43 Kenyan communities, blessing 200,901 lives in total.

Water Changes Everything

Blessings Flow When Families Gain Access to Clean Water

Right now, families’ lives are consumed with the constant search for water and the consequences of drinking from contaminated sources. By giving them a reliable water supply, we can give them their time back and foster holistic transformation in their villages. Water changes everything.

Education

Restore health and time to precious children, enabling them to attend school consistently and work toward a brighter future.

Spiritual Outreach

Refresh families’ faith by eliminating the chore of water collection and giving them more time to worship, pray and attend Mass.

Agriculture

Improve families’ food security by providing clean water for crops and livestock. Empower parishes to launch  agricultural projects.

Rewrite the Future for 151,970 People

Change Lives and Quench Thirst

Water scarcity perpetuates poverty, keeping families sick, exhausted and unable to engage in meaningful activities. In addition to constructing quality water systems, your support will facilitate workshops in water, sanitation, hygiene and agriculture. Equipped with clean water and vital training, communities will finally have hope for the future!

Father Fabian Hevi stands in front of water kiosk in Mokine, Kenya

Fr. Fabian stands in front of a completed water kiosk in Mokine, Kenya. He invites you to help share Christ’s love through clean water!

Our Strategic Partner – Good Samaritan Water Sanitation Services

Since 2013, we’ve helped Fr. Fabian bless 200,901 lives with clean water. His nonprofit, Good Samaritan Water Sanitation Services, installs safe water systems that are built to last.

Felicia Fights for Water

In the community of Kamtonga, Felicia makes four round trips to fetch water from this muddy lake. To complete this exhausting chore, she walks about 20 miles each day.

Felicia struggles to lift a 20-liter container filled with lake water.

The Process of Reaching Water

Drilling deep to give a lasting gift

There are several important steps taken to guarantee the quality and longevity of the water systems. Drilled deep into the earth (to around 200 meters), the boreholes reach into the clean, abundant water table. Such measures ensure that the water systems will endure through seasons of drought and bless their communities for generations to come.

  1. Contract trusted drilling company Geotronics Engineering Ltd. for project.
  1. Conduct a hydrogeological survey to determine the best location for drilling. Case to drill a borehole. Conduct pump and water quality tests to confirm the quantity and quality.
  1. Install additional components: elevated water storage tanks, solar panels and water kiosk.
  1. Train water committee members on borehole maintenance and sanitation. Provide community training on water, sanitation, hygiene and agriculture.

Give Generously

Build a Bright Future Through Clean, Safe Water

Fr. Fabian has seen firsthand how God can use water to rewrite the future for families in need. With your generous support, Good Samaritan Water Sanitation Services will be able to install water systems in 15 communities, bestowing abundant blessings on 89,982 children and 61,988 adults. Please donate to transform their lives with clean water!

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Tired children rest after collecting water from a muddy lake, located nearly 9 miles from their village of Ikombe.

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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2022, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.