1.2 billion, without clean water

This article was originally published in The Rotarian, the author Nikki Kallio

Water tank in the Masai

While working on a sustainable housing project in Africa, real estate developer Mark Steele saw firsthand how many people faced problems getting clean water to drink. “How can there be 1.2 billion people without access to clean water?” he asked himself. “It just didn’t make any sense to me. I wanted to understand why, and whether this problem could be solved.”

In 2012, Steele spent a month traveling around Kenya, learning all he could about the situation. He met with community leaders and members of Parliament. He also met with groups of village women. “Women are at the core of the solution to any problem in Kenya, because they’re the force that binds the fabric of the community together,” Steele says.  Click here – the link will take you to the original story on the Rotary International web site.