There are 1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to clean drinking water. Mocha Club’s clean water solutions are freeing individuals from this devastating situation by providing water that is safe and free of disease. We work to create holistic and sustainable water solutions by training and equipping community members to keep up with basic well maintenance to ensure clean water flows for years to come.
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Our Current Work
Huruma Water System
In 2009, Mocha Club helped to fund the building of the New Dawn School in the Huruma slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Alongside the school, we helped provide a solution to help bring clean water by installing a purification system and piping water from a nearby river. Half of the world’s schools do not have access to clean water or adequate sanitation. By partnering with the local community, Mocha Club was able to help bring safe water to the school, allowing the children to focus on their education. While the journey to clean water was met with some unexpected problems and repairs, the Mocha Club, along with help from the Huruma community was able to see the project to completion. The village of Huruma and the New Dawn Education Centre now have several community holding tanks, a purification system, and a rain catchment system that gives significant water for irrigation of the school’s sustainable food supply.
In slums like Huruma, clean water transforms the community. When visiting the site in the summer of 2011, Mocha Club Member, Emily Crane said, “before the school and clean water solutions were built, Huruma was described by the locals as “a pit: no one comes out of it and there is no hope for a better life.” Now, with Mocha Club partnering to help provide both education and water solutions for the community, there is a new sense of hope and rejuvenation to one of the largest slums in Kenya.”
Mocha Club Members
Collin in KentuckyI joined the Mocha Club because I have a huge heart for development in Africa and hope to possibly use my education in urban planning to help improve the living conditions of people in need. Yet I realized that while these are my future goals, I was not doing anything in the present to have an immediate effect. So, when I heard about the Mocha Club at a recent Matt Wertz concert I thought, "I should do that!" and I signed up that night.”
Jessica in TennesseeWhat can I do to give back? is a question that is always on my mind. I feel incredibly blessed and want to always remember others who have different lives and cultures that may not be as giving or as loved as the one that I'm used to. In fact, I'm incredibly impressed with Mocha Club's goal of offering a variety of ways for people to help, wherever you are in life with whatever amount one may have to give. ”