California Wildlife Center is…
committed to creating a healthy, sustainable planet that values all life. We do this by taking responsibility for the protection of all native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and conservation.
Two years ago I went on a family trip to Kenya. A trip that changed my life forever. When I was a little girl, I remember my father telling us stories of his adventures in Africa while shooting a film called “Safari“.
I will always remember his fondness for the people, especially the children. I experienced the magic while traveling through the Maasai Mara and the Rift Valley.
I used my camera to capture our adventures, I wanted to hang on to that magic. I knew that one day I would return.
Before I left for the trip I decided to buy a small compact camera that would allow me to capture the moments in time, a point and shoot Leica — it never left my side!
I specifically bought the little Leica because I knew that I was going to be recording my trip with photographs!
I tried to keep a daily journal but the excitement at the end of each day and the anticipation of the following days did not allow me to write words down on paper, thus these photographs!
By utilizing the ancient ingenuity of water harvesting systems and providing advanced filter technology in areas adversely affected by the water scarcity crisis, RainCatcher is able to drastically reduce the risk of the water-related diseases currently taking 4,500 lives each day. Ninety percent of these lives taken are children younger than 5 years old.
Having provided water for over 450,000 people and adding rainwater harvesting systems on 48 schools and churches to date, RainCatcher is focused on creating a chance at life and education for the children and the betterment of the community and its ability to survive and prosper. Donations to RainCatcher directly fund the installation of sustainable clean water solutions and educational services proven to drastically improve living conditions, grant children the ability to gain a proper education, and most importantly, save lives.