Clean Water Initiative Kenya


10 new rainwater harvesting systems were installed in Kisumu, in the western region of Kenya. The 10 locations were schools that did not have enough clean water to drink.

On the day we were visiting the schools in 2013, it was national deworming day where children are given a pill to take with lots of water. One headmistress said to us, “We are grateful for the rainwater tank, especially on this day, so the kids can get clean water to drink with their medicine instead of walking down to the river far away, some children get bit by snakes when they go there.”

Children – and particularly girls – are denied their right to education because their schools lack clean water and sanitation facilities. Women and children are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water.

Project Notes:
Start Date: April 1, 2013
Completion Date: July 29, 2013
Projects completed: 10 schools
Filters distributed: 50
People to be served: over 20,000

List of Schools with rainwater harvesting system installed:
Wachara Primary School
GPS: S 0 3.2295 E34 41.18202
Thim Bonde Primary School
GPS: S 0 1.0164 E 34 41.06461
Bar Ogwal Primary School
GPS: S 0 2.6217 E 34 45.15495
Upper Hill Academy
GPS: S 0 2.189 E 34 44.97528
Sinyolo Primary School
GPS: S 0 1.96868 E 34 40.05318
Nawa Primary School
GPS: S 0 5.2975 E 34 42.6847
Gongo Primary School
GPS: S 0 8.4983 E 34 36.46568
Kirembe School
GPS: S 0 4.93918 E 34 43.30536
Nyang’inja Mbiriizi School
GPS: S 0 7.66538 E 34 37.52243
Ogada School
GPS: S 0 1.9876 E 34 43.11104


A video about RainCatcher (‪‬) together with the Broccoli Foundation bringing clean water to the school children in Kisumu, Kenya

RainCatcher School Children of Kisumu Kenya

“Everybody wanted to drink the water. And we let them drink the water.
In Fact, the kids are even more appreciative than us. Because the water they were carrying, was not very clean. Now they can access clean water they were not used to. And we believe it is going to be very plenty, because it is raining and our tank will be full.”


Maasai Kids by Tina Broccoli

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!

Africa Photographs


RainCatcher Organization

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.