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What is the average distance that a Kenyan must walk to find water during a drought?

  • 5 miles (10% people answered this)
  • 15 miles (24% people answered this)
  • 25 miles (23% people answered this)
  • 35 miles (20% people answered this)
  • 50 miles (20% people answered this)

3479 people answered.


Correct answer is: 35 miles

During the drought, people in Marsabit, Kenya were forced to walk to water up to 35 miles to distribution points set up by relief organizations and the government.


I founded LemonAID Warriors when I was 10 years old, to harness the creativity of my generation and create change now. We are not the leaders of tomorrow. We are the leaders of today. I mentor kids to connect to a cause and turn their passion into action through events I call PhilanthroParties. My personal passion is building sustainable solutions to the water crisis in Africa with my partners at Blood:Water Mission. I believe peace is possible if basic human needs are met. Nothing is more basic than our human right to water. Blood:Water has taught me to trust the impact of my small actions. Through lemonade stands, backyard concerts and water walks, I have helped build sustainable clean water solutions to 1200 people for life.

Marsabit is an arid desert region, home to 158,000 people. Most of the people are nomadic pastoralists who have survived for generations by raising livestock and following seasonal water sources. Scarcity is a way of life, and conflict between tribes is common when water and food sources dwindle. Because of its remoteness, Marsabit has been considered a forgotten region - its rough living conditions have made it difficult for aid and development to reach these communities. A lot of attention has been placed in other parts of Kenya, and few organizations have been willing to commit to long-term investment in these communities, shying away from both the harsh environment and the complexities that challenge development. You can end the water crisis in Kenya by making a small contribution to the Give a Dam campaign! Our friends at Blood:Water Mission (a 501c3 organization) are building a well in Kenya to give thousands access to clean water.


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