In 2017, I spent some time in Kenya. I decided to take the time between seasons of Love It or List It to volunteer, so I taught in a small rural village north of Nairobi before heading to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust‘s elephant orphanage.

With students at the primary school.

In the Kenyan village where I taught for three weeks, the well had run dry. I learned firsthand how disastrous it is when there’s no water to drink, to bathe with, to cook with, to wash with.

And I was only there for three weeks. Imagine that this is your life.

That’s why I’ve partnered with the Lewa Water Conservancy. They are working to build innovative sustainable rainwater-harvesting systems for these villages, so that they don’t have to rely on scarce groundwater. This helps the people in the village and the surrounding wildlife, too.

This Mother’s Day – and every day – a tax-deductible donation of only $15 can help provide clean, sustainable water to over 250 students at Lokusero Primary School in the Rift Valley, Kenya. As a mother myself, I believe that every child should be able to access clean water: to show my commitment to this project, I will be matching the donation amount raised by this initiative, up to $3,000.

If you’re in Canada, please donate at the link and choose “Rain Harvesting” from the dropdown; if you’re in the United States or elsewhere in the world, please type “Rain Harvesting with Hilary Farr” in the comment field on the donation page at the link. 

Thank you for helping me help these kids!