Patrick the Tsavo Elephant Guardian

$421,760 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 11,179 people in 17 months
Hello, my name is Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua and I am the Founder of Tsavo Volunteers.  I am asking for your help at this time for the animals of Tsavo. 

It is now very dry in Tsavo and water has become a very precious commodity because there is a shortage of water due to lack of rain. We are not expecting any rain until March and this has got us all very worried of loosing many animals from antelopes to elephants if nothing is done very urgently.
Some years back we lost many animals including elephants due to a prolonged drought. Elephants are becoming endangered from poaching and we need to save the ones we have left by providing water for them until the drought peril is over.   We have many elephants concentrating in very few water holes fighting to drink water and this has made the smaller elephants lacking water.  They become very thirsty and they end up spending a lot of time and energy walking very far distances with young ones searching for water.

We are asking for people to stand with these elephants until this period is over, that is before it rains.

We will be renting water trucks to deliver 12,000 liters of water at least 4 trips a week.  The distance is 45 Kilometers to where water would normally be to save these animals and we will distribute it to 2 different locations to ease the congestion. Remember it is not only elephants we will be saving.  Each tank will cost $250USD.  Every donation no matter the size is greatly appreciated and thank you for your support.

I have asked Cher Callaway from our US support staff to help me with this project.  You may contact either of us with any questions you may have.
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Hi guys! We are embarking on our next huge project soon. We will be replacing this huge water tank and replacing the piping carrying the water to the water points in Tsavo West National Park.

Attached is the link to the new K24 interview and also the pictures of the old dilapated tank we will be replacing.

Patrick is also embarking on his testing and screening for his kidney transplant soon. Will keep you updated on his progress.

As always, Thank you to each and every donor, supporter and well wisher. You guys have helped save many animals in Tsavo West and you should all be proud! Please continue to share, donate and tweet as we keep saving animals each & everyday.
New K24 Interview with Patrick
Dilapiated tank we are replacing
Ellies gathering for water in Tsavo West
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Hi guys! We have a huge update for you all. Patrick has been very busy with our most extensive project to date, our solar pumps, panels and fencing. Still no rains but we are doing all we can to save each & every animal traveling through Tsavo West & Taita Hills Sanctuary.
Here is Patrick's last two updates:

10/2/17 "Our two solar pumps are almost done and the contractor will be handing over to Kenya Wildlife Service and me in Tsavo west anytime this week. Today the senior warden and me were inspecting to make sure that all is done well before embarking on piping the water to several waterholes to ease animals concentrating in a few water holes. This is a great relief for the Jumbos for now they can have water anytime or at any moment. This is really a great accomplishment with big appreciation from the Kenya Wildlife Service."

10/10/17 "Last Saturday was really a fulfilling day for me because the 2 solar pumps are complete with a fence around for protection. We had television crews from 2 Kenyan stations to inform Kenyans what I am up to for our wildlife. Next week we are embarking on galvanized steel piping now that the pumps can push water up to 15 kilometers. So we will be able to serve 8 waterholes daily and this will help animals so they don't concentrate in one water point. Will keep you informed on the TV link and how piping goes!

We still have alot to do for our wildlife and your donation will be so useful, please let us keep on donating.

As always, Thank you to each and every donor, supporter and well wisher. You guys have helped save many animals in Tsavo West and you should all be proud! Please continue to share, donate and tweet as we keep saving animals each & everyday.
New solar panels & water pumps
Ellie's drinking from water hole
Patrick & the Kenyan TV guys
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Hi guys! Sorry guys, I got a little behind and have three new updates for you from Patrick. Here they are:

"What a fulfilling day as we did our first solar pump test and before my eyes water flowing with pressure which could push water from the tank 15 kilometers away. Elephants celebrating for now they can have water throughout and WATER IS LIFE TRUCK also cruising in the rough dusty roads of Tsavo to deliver in other water pans that are far from the borehole."


" This is how Taita hills Sanctuary in Tsavo west looks like. Our truck " WATER IS LIFE" will help deliver water in the waterholes around there for few days before they fix up their water pump is out of order by now. This Sanctuary at a time like this hosts over 40 percent of the elephants of Tsavo. So we have many animals now and we are tirelessly delivery water to save these magnificent creatures. Your donations are so helpful at this dry period."

"Hello guys! Today is a day mean't to spoil you with splendid photos that you have never seen in your life. Thousands of Zebras and elephants all in one water hole grumbling to have something to quench their thirst. I arrived on time and great relief was experienced by this wonderful wildlife as our "WATER IS LIFE" truck started pouring cold water at the water hole and allover sudden great joy was manifest at the scene. This are some of the precious photos ever."

As always, Thank you to each and every donor, supporter and well wisher. You guys have helped save many animals in Tsavo West and you should all be proud! Please continue to share, donate and tweet as we keep saving animals each & everyday.
New Solar Panels & Pumps in Tsavo West
Elephants wandering about the Sanctuary
Thousands of wildlife quenching thirst
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Hi guys! We have begun our solar pump and panels project in Tsavo West and Patrick has two very important updates for you.

"Today our " WATER IS LIFE TRUCK" will now be permanently delivering water to Tsavo West National Park and tomorrow we are adding one more truck for hire for almost 2 months until i see the first drop of rain in Tsavo. We are running hand in hand with Solar project which the engineer is installing from tomorrow in one of the boreholes which will enable us to fill more than 8 water holes a day non-stop. All my supporters be calm all is okay and i promise everyone to count on me. We will never again loose our wildlife due to lack of water with all the measures that are in place!!

"It was a busy day as usual and our solar pumps are being installed almost finishing the first pump and tomorrow they are starting the second pump. I'm getting a lot of fulfillment as i see all this happening in front of my eyes, from humble beginning. After this we will do piping which will enable us to feed as many waterholes as we can. See how it is going along!!"

As always, Thank you to each and every donor, supporter and well wisher. You guys have helped save many animals in Tsavo West and you should all be proud! Please continue to share, donate and tweet as we keep saving animals each & everyday.
Solar pumps & panels being installed
Water Is Life Truck stationed in TW
Amazing shot by Patrick-ellie dust bath
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$421,760 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 11,179 people in 17 months
Created September 19, 2016
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OM
$100
Olivier Maurandy
1 day ago

What a wonderful initiative. Keep up the great work.

$25
Anonymous
4 days ago
JJ
$6
Janine Janvier
6 days ago

God bless you

HK
$50
Hun Kim
8 days ago

Thank you, Patrick! In the world, We are together! Get well :)

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Anonymous
8 days ago
SK
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Susanne Kunkele
8 days ago

This donation is from my mother who send me the video that touched the hearts of our family so much. We pray that Patrick will regain his full health. He and all who help do so much good, we need more of you in the world!

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