Problems of Kenya: Water

As can be seen in the sections on agriculture, there are green areas in the centre of Kenya. However, much of the country in the north and the south is very dry most of the time. Availability of clean water affects health, obviously, but also the time spent collecting water could be better spent doing other things.

Dusty road in the south

Giving water to animals at a waterhole.

Women washing clothes at a waterhole

Here both the people with the bicycle, and those with the donkey are in the process of transporting water.

Animals and people sharing a waterhole guarantees illness.

There are many charities working to provide clean water around the world. This page has some information about water problems in Kenya.