Mbele, Kenya Village Water Miracle

$10,944 of $9,600 goal

Raised by 107 people in 73 months
Last year we and a number of generous friends partnered with CHOICE Humanitarian to build school rooms and desks in a rural village called Mbele, two hours north of Mombasa, Kenya. Maurine (my wife) and I were there working hand-in-hand with these villagers. Now the people of this village have faces for us. They have identities. They have names. We recognize them like we would our own neighbors. They are brother and sister. They are our children.

We know Halima with her deep dimples (pictured above). She got inside of our hearts.

Having helped once in this little village, we could not forget these people who now have faces and names to us. We learned they need something even more basic than education. They need water. Their arid village, where so many of the homes are made of dried mud, has none.

Every ounce of water they drink, every drop they wash with, the women carry into the village on their heads in containers that carry up to 5 gallons or 40 pounds. The round trip is more than two miles. One load of wash alone requires five trips.


We have raised a good portion of the money needed for this project but are short some funds as you can see by our needs above.

Maurine and I have done hands-on humanitarian projects in Egypt, India, The Philippines and Kenya. We continue to try to help wherever we can. Will you help us finish this project in Mbele, Kenya. This is a forgotten village. We can't forget them.



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WAIT! If you think we've already made our goal and you don't need to donate please know that anything above our bare-necessities goal ($9,600) will go to the little orphanage down the road from Mbele Primary School. Each of these children has lost his or her parents to AIDS. They are so deeply in need of help! Yes, we know, everywhere you turn in rural Africa there is a need--but we also know these children. We have met each one of them and they are so forgotten. Their director is a kind and good man and he has a goal to at least instill hope and a vision of the future for each of these children. Don't be afraid to donate above and beyond our goal! THANK YOU! --Scot and Maurine Proctor.
AIDS Orphanage near Mbele School.
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Here is some great motivation to help us finish our funding for this project. This just came in the last few days from the Mbele Expedition Leader, Wade Alexander: "For more than 40 years, the village of Mbele has been without water. CHOICE has teamed up with this motivated village of change-makers to bring water to the area for the first time. After several months of fund raising and mutual collaboration, Mbele now has a water well...releasing 10,000 liters of clean water each hour! I do believe in miracles. I also believe in the innate potential and dreams of others. I cannot wait to celebrate this milestone next week as we help dig trenches, create gardens, and further learn from these villagers and their determined vision out of poverty!" We have heard from our in-country team that this is the cleanest water and highest volume of water of any known water source in the whole McKinnon region! We are so excited! Because they have found so much water we have to purchase a much bigger pump than we budgeted for and truly need your help in obtaining it! Please consider a generous donation today. Blessings to you all for your support. With love, Scot.
Students and helpers happy together.
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These are among the very women we will be helping in Mbele, Kenya with this project. They work so hard with two-mile round-trips to the water source five times daily to fill their water needs. You can't imagine what a blessing this well and its attendant water distribution system will be to the people of Mbele! Please, please help today. The project is lacking funds and we are only nine days out from going over. Will you help us today? Thank you so much in advance! With love, Scot Proctor.
Women of Mbele, Kenya carrying loads.
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One day we were visiting the pre-K class of 87 children in Mbele Primary School. I asked the schoolmaster to gently ask the children which of them had not eaten yet that day. When the children knew it was okay to raise their hands, nearly half of them did--and it was 2:00 in the afternoon! This project we're doing will bring water to a community garden RIGHT ON THE SCHOOL PROPERTY! It won't be long until little children like this precious boy will be having vegetables from the school at lunchtime--and, over time, papaya as well! Please help us complete this project. Will you donate today?
Precious little pre-K boy in Mbele.
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Sudi Mwakilesho
65 months ago

This wonderful for the Mbele community ,and the whole community of Mackinnon Road. It also make Choice Kenya huppy for seeng the successful project.

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$10,944 of $9,600 goal

Raised by 107 people in 73 months
Created June 9, 2013
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36 months ago
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Carma Brown
70 months ago

Hope this is not too late. Best Wishes, Carma

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Doug and Mai McAllister
71 months ago
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71 months ago
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72 months ago
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72 months ago
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72 months ago
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Bob and Carolyn Allen
72 months ago (Offline Donation)

What a thrill these experiences are for us to experience vicariously through you and Maurine (and Michaela). Thank you and safe journey to you.

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72 months ago
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Camille Mortensen
72 months ago

Thank you for all you are doing.

Sudi Mwakilesho
65 months ago

This wonderful for the Mbele community ,and the whole community of Mackinnon Road. It also make Choice Kenya huppy for seeng the successful project.

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