September 10, 2021 8:30 pm EST
Join us to create a more equitable world through water and agriculture.
In early 2020, Big River Film Co. traveled to Rift Valley, Kenya on behalf of With My Own 2 Hands to document the work the organization is doing to bring clean drinking water and agriculture to individuals living in arid regions affected by drought. For three weeks we had the fortune of calling Kenya home.
There, we told the story of Irene, a young Maasai girl with big dreams of becoming a doctor. We followed her story from being a young girl in the Maasai village, struggling to put food on the table and finding clean water to drink, to being accepted into a prestigious high school, inching closer to achieving her dreams.
Along the way, we were given access to many areas of Irene's life; her village, her family home, and her school: the Suswa Soila Girls Rescue Centre. Like many individuals that call this region home, the Soila Centre relies on rainwater collection as their primary source of potable water. But, many of these tanks are plastic, open to the outside environment, and do not produce water safe for human consumption - enter With My Own Two Hands.
With the help of generous donors, With My Own Two Hands has been able to bring clean water to dozens of communities in arid regions throughout Kenya, including the Suswa Soila Girls Rescue Centre. The film, "All My Dreams" is a look at the individual impact the work of With My Own Two Hands has in the lives of girls like Irene.
The success of the water project at the Soila Girls Rescue Center radically changed Irene's life in a tangible and positive way, but there are many more boys and girls like Irene out there who need help to achieve their goals in life. Access to clean water is one of the first steps for them to be able to do that. If you want to get involved in helping us bring clean water to others like Irene, we hope you'll join us and give to the cause during our fundraising event.