78 year-old Maria became the sole provider for her grandchildren when her daughter lost her only source of income. The extreme weather, poor soil, and lack of water access in her area made it extremely difficult for her family to survive. Her granddaughters would often walk over 3 hours each way just to find water, which was always never enough to meet their basic needs.
The construction of water wells in her constituency has given Maria immense relief, in addition to food assistance from IDRF. Her granddaughters will no longer walk treacherous distances to fulfill their basic needs, and her family will be provided for.
— Maria Mohamed Mohamud, Garissa County, Kenya
This food and water from you has saved our lives. The food you have provided us will take us through the remaining days of Ramadan and beyond. The water wells when completed will continue helping us and improve our lives.