5th PHILADELPHIA "WORLD WATER DAY" 5K Run/Walk-a-Thon
The United Nations
declared the first World Water Day in 1992
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Sponsored by Keiyo Soy Ministries
EVENT CONTACT: Philip Grant (215) 285-0785
The Walk was started by Keiyo Soy Ministries (KSM), an
organization dedicated to raising funds to combat the
urgent need for clean water, sanitation facilities, and
hygiene education in the Kerio Valley in the Rift Valley
province of northern Kenya.
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more information and registration
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What is the long term solution to recurring droughts and starvation in
Dr. Elijah Korich, founder and
CEO of Keiyo Soy Ministries (KSM) believes it requires
empowering communities and assisting them in identifying and
developing local resources. Ascertaining sustainable development
in rural Africa can only be achieved by engaging individual
communities in the development of their local resources.
Preservation of natural resources,
water catchments, preservation of forests, planting of trees,
food self-sufficiency, crop production, livestock development,
water development and irrigation, public health clinics,
education, and local capacity building are among the activities
Keiyo Soy Ministries is striving to achieve in the next five
years. Income generating development includes production of
crops for local consumption and cash crops like coffee, fruits
for local markets, and eventually the exporting of these
products will provide communities with foreign currency.
here for a message from the
20% of the world's population still lacks access to safe
drinking water because of failed policies, an influential
report has concluded.
World Water Facts
One billion people without access to clean drinking
2.6 billion without adequate sanitation
Rapid urbanization increasing pressure on water
30-40% of water 'lost' through illegal tapping and leaks
(Source: UN World Water Report)
Korich Earns Presidential Citation
here to read the article.
Commendation Letter from President Obama
here to view the letter in PDF format.
Videos of Our
2010 Mission Trip to Kenya
Featured Speaker was Dr. Alyn Waller, Senior Pastor Enon
Tabernacle Baptist Church.
to read the attached newsletter.
here for photos of the valley, the water
source, laying the pipes, building the first water tank, and the
dedication of the tank.