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You are changing lives and creating hope through clean water and sustainable programs.
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It Starts with water

Access to clean, safe water is a catalyst for change and the first step to elevating communities from a cycle of sickness and poverty to one of health and hope.

” This water filter has separated me and my family from disease.”
Water Filter Recipient, Maai Mahiu, Kenya

CLEAN WATER

Digging deep water boreholes (wells) solves the access issue, and then we move on to make sure it’s safe and clean. Creating access to clean water for the communities we serve is a game changer. Each water filter provides clean water for up to 25 people and will last 10+ years. Every filter distribution includes water, sanitation, and hygiene training (WASH) for all recipients.

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Thoughtful partnerships with local leaders build important strategies that grow and expand the resources needed to provide for children in vulnerable situations. These may include school buildings, safe housing, agriculture, livestock, and small businesses aimed at increasing capacity for lasting growth.

local leadership

We have built strong, healthy relationships with local leaders, expanding our reach and ensuring the success of our programs. Spending lots of time on the ground listening, learning, sharing, and serving builds deep partnerships that withstand crisis, hardship, and growing pains. We support trauma-informed schools, rescue centers, and holistic programming in Kenya alongside these leaders.

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Education

Opportunities to learn in a trauma-informed environment, surrounded by teachers who consider themselves caregivers, change the impact of education on a child. It’s no small thing to change a life and our partnerships with educators and rural Kenyan schools make a profound difference on students. By improving infrastructure, bringing clean water, supporting trauma-informed training, and deepening healthy connections, students are transformed from the inside out.

You Can Change the World

Clean water is just the beginning. Together, we are impacting thousands of lives through partnerships with local leaders in educational initiatives, agricultural and livestock programs, and family preservation.

Hear real stories in the video below.

Water filters distributed

people now have access to clean water

communities impacted

the Water Crisis

THE PROBLEM: Over 5,100 children die yearly from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Kenya. 41% of the 55 million people in Kenya do not have access to clean water—a true water crisis.

  • People have no consistent access to clean, safe water. Common water sources are local watering holes for animals and people alike, runoff from Mt. Kilimanjaro, a small stream, or Lake Victoria (filled with raw sewage, industrial waste, parasites, bacteria, and disease.)
  • Water-borne diseases is an ongoing, preventable health crisis in Kenya. People have been unprotected from epidemics such as cholera, typhoid, and parasitic worms.
  • The exposure rate is exceptionally high because the water is not only contaminated at the basins and pumps where it is collected, but also the containers are almost always “found,” second-hand objects, often previously used for oil, fertilizer, or waste.

Where You Come In

THE SOLUTION: For $65, you can provide a water filter to a family needing clean, safe water. Our filters are simple and effective and do not require replaceable parts.

JUST ONE can make a difference, will YOU?

A Bigger Vision

Kenya has 3.6 million orphans; 47% are orphaned due to HIV and AIDS.

The long-term strategic goal of Just One Africa is to empower local leaders with sustainable solutions that provide holistic care for children in vulnerable situations. These solutions provide long-term access to clean and safe water, trauma-informed education, life skills training, safe housing, and more efficient agricultural methods. These continuing viable solutions will reduce the reliance on outside funding sources and provide them with the means and ability to provide for themselves and those they care for.

We strongly believe in local leader-focused sustainable solutions for long-term impact. We are dedicated to working closely with local leaders, investing in who they are, and building deep relationships based on trust and respect. We take a lot of time to listen and ask questions to determine what they desire to see happen in their communities. From that input, we move forward, creating sustainable solutions that will be managed, constructed, and maintained locally.

Our Largest project to date

We are raising funds to build a trauma-informed Junior and Senior School campus in Southern Kenya that will continue the heartbeat of our partner’s elementary school.

It will provide a safe environment to learn vital lessons and skills needed in and out of the classroom. With only two high schools in the area, this high school will bridge the gap by helping 600+ students complete their secondary education while finding support to personally develop their character and skill sets for a future that moves forward!

We expect that in 20 years, the community will have more educated people who are embracing healthy practices that bring flourishing to the overall community. This will be a community where people lead fulfilled lives because students have the tools, training, and character necessary to live a purpose-filled life.

Join us and Move Futures Forward, JUST ONE student at a time!

10 Ways Clean Water Can Change the World

Clean Water

The water filters we use are simple, effective, and save lives. Your gift of $65 filters up to 1 million gallons of clean, safe water.

children's programs

Through our local partners, holistic care is provided to children from vulnerable situations helping them find healing and hope.

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