Project Description

When Richard Leakey invited Sarah, Duchess of York, to visit the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya their plan was to talk about humankind’s place in the world. Sarah did not know that she would be visiting one of the places most affected by the devastating drought in northern Kenya just before World Water Day. Sarah was able to observe first hand the struggle that the peoples of northern Kenya have to obtain water. In addition to the overall scarcity of water the people face two problems. First, water from boreholes that is clear and appears clean is undrinkable due to extremely high levels of fluoride. Second, the water obtained from sand river beds is drinkable from the point of view of chemicals but is filthy dirty. We are so privileged to be able to count on clean, pure water from our taps. Imagine if this was how you got your drinking water….