Imagine walking through the dusty semi-desert of northern Kenya, where the temperature approaches one hundred degrees day after day. Your whole community has lost all the cattle, goats and donkeys that provided the only livelihood in this parched landscape, where even the usual meager rains have been largely absent for the last two years or more.
Drought and famine continue to plague the country, and although the government is investing a considerable amount of resources for social services, this is being neutralized by the number of individuals needing services.
As a result, a number of important basic infrastructures developments issues remain unattended. In northern Kenya specifically, a severe drought has led to dried up waterholes and destruction of pastureland. More than half a million people in drought-affected districts need emergency water supplies and this can be achieved through water holes.