Many areas of the world lack the basic necessity of clean drinking water. Much of Eastern Africa is one such area.
This woman in Kenya walks up to 10 miles to find water when it is scarce.In February 2006, at the invitation of Bishop Henry Mulandi, Ron Weaver and his family visited one such area in Northern Kenya. This is the home of the Turkana people, a nomadic tribe in a semi desert region with little water resources.
Drilling For Life Kenya started operations in 2007 operating under the umbrella of Christian Church International (CCI) and African Christian Mission International (ACMI) with whom it maintains a fraternal relationship.
On 14th January 2010, it was registered as Drilling For Life Registered Trustees under Certificate of Incorporation number PS. No. 1361/1.
So far, DFL has undertaken more than 200 borehole projects. The type of projects ranges from drilling of boreholes, equipping with pumps (electric, solar or hand pumps), construction of elevated steel towers and borehole rehabilitation works.
Most of the beneficiaries of our projects have been needy rural communities, schools, churches and orphanages. One out of every ten boreholes drilled is either on a purely charitable course or as a partnership where DFL drills a borehole and the community raises it’s own funds for the survey and permits and the pump.
To train and equip nationals in various regions of East Africa to do the work of water well drilling. This includes setting up bases of operations including but not limited to; shops, equipment and supply centers to perform the activity of water development. Also to promote the advancement of community development in these areas with the building of churches, schools and orphanages as funds become available.
To perform water well drilling and related water development projects to meet the physical, material and spiritual needs of the less fortunate people in the world who lack the basic need of clean drinking water. To develop and commission water well projects and support efforts of community development in these same areas with help for building churches, schools or orphanages to advance the cause of Christ’s Kingdom.