Christian Aid Week 2021

Rose needs every last drop to survive this climate crisis

The climate chaos is having a significant impact on communities in Kenya.

Without a reliable source of water, many communities are struggling to survive, and the coronavirus pandemic has made the lack of water more desperate. One of these people is Rose. Rose battles every day to bring water home for her grandchildren. But the climate crisis is driving her to the brink.

‘We have to walk long distances. We are suffering,’ Rose said. ‘Because of climate change, I worry a lot about food. I pray to God that the rainfall will become normal.’

Faced with this devastation, Rose strives to provide for her grandchildren. Every morning, after nothing to eat, she sets out on a long and dangerous journey, walking six hours to collect water. There is an earth dam just minutes away from her home. It should be a lifeline. But it’s not wide enough or deep enough for everyone’s needs. It runs out of water too quickly.

Together, we can help stop this climate crisis. But we need to act now.

This Christian Aid Week (10-16 May), you could help people like Rose fight the climate crisis. Donate to help communities like hers have what they need to survive: a reliable source of water.

  • £4.40 could teach 10 farmers how to plant drought-tolerant crops that can survive the drought.
  • £10 could buy a pair of taps at a water point which will be installed at an earth dam, making it easier for people to fetch water.
  • £42 could buy 350kg of cement, which is needed to build an earth dam.
  • £545 could pay for a skilled labourer to work on the construction of an earth or sand dam.

With a dam full of water, Rose would be free from her long, painful journeys. She’d have time to grow fresh vegetables for her family to eat. And she could see her grandchildren grow up to live life in all its fullness.

Stand with people like Rose and join St Lawrence by donating below.