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Clean Water

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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.

Our Current Work

Huruma Water System

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.”

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Mocha Club Members

Kia
I joined because I thought it was such a brilliant, simple concept. Back in 2006, I just kept hearing vaguely about bad stuff going on "in Africa." I remember thinking, "Okay...? But what can I do about it?" 2 mochas a month -- that's what I could do! I volunteer in whatever capacity I'm needed because I believe in MC and I've spent years seeing my small contribution resulting in real impact halfway around the world.
Kia in Tennessee
Amanda
I joined Mocha Club because it just made sense! Its so easy to use our pocket change frivolously, but through Mocha Club I discovered that what I might easily do away with can be a truly life-changing blessing to someone else. I was readily equipped to make a difference and hadn’t a clue until I learned about the shocking exchange rate: 2 mochas=education, 2 mochas=clean water…  Its powerful when you realize you can make a tangible difference in someone’s life and in such a simple way.
Amanda in New York