OUR MISSION

Every 15 seconds a child dies from lack of access to clean water. Save the Rain teaches water-starved communities in East Africa to use rain as a sustainable water supply, stopping the needless deaths caused by the Global Water Crisis. To achieve our mission, we educate communities to harvest the rain through roof water collection, surface water collection, and groundwater recharge. We educate recipients on the importance of reforestation, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainable agriculture through permaculture design. Our systems are built from local materials by a community elected local workforce. They require no electricity, pumping or filtration, thus assuring sustainability.

 

We are Save the Rain because saving rain saves lives.

 

Thanks to our corporate sponsors, 100% of publicly donated money directly funds projects.

SAVE THE RAIN MISSION

STAFF STORIES

  • THE FIRST RECEIVER

    Violeth is a born fighter. Literally, she was born with both of her hands in a tight fisted position. It was not until she was a toddler that her fingers could finally move freely. But her thumbs did not. Skin inevitably grew over the thumbs trapping them against her palms. Often her parents would find dirt and small bugs trapped in her hands because she could...

  • LAST YEAR IN REVIEW

    We have been working in the Kingori Ward in Northern Tanzania since 2013. All 14 villages in the ward have received assistance because of a very determined woman named Felista. She walked to our office on 3 separate occasions asking for help for the children of her area – a trek that takes us 1.5 hours to drive. On the day we arrived to assess the...

  • THE PATH OF THE HERD

    She followed the elephants. She walked in the herd’s path. She carried her life with her. Omega Mevaashi found her new home along the way. It was “a big land,” she said, with big trees and big animals. Everything was big because everything could grow. The ground was rich. The rains fell.   More and more people followed the elephants, followed Omega. They brought more and...

  • Joseph

    We’re driving down the dirt road, body jerking left and right, I’m trying my best not to smack my head against the window.  Joseph, the co-director of Save the Rain, is laughing as we hit each bump. To the right, Mt. Kilimanjaro stands tall and proud. To the left is Mt. Meru, a regal reminder of the significant beauty of this part of the world. Maasai...

  • Mama Agnes

    The house came a bag at a time. She sold sunflowers to buy a bag of cement. A chicken pedaled meant a sack of sand to add to the pile. Foibe Elisaria saved day by day, year by year, to build her home. Brick by brick. She was pregnant with her daughter when she started. A now 23-year old woman. Foibe constructed in installments because of...

  • Diana

    Diana Peter’s core principals are simple. But not effortless. “If you want to benefit,” she said, “you have to do your work from your heart. You don’t do it just because you need money. It needs to come from your heart.” As a manager for Save the Rain, she teaches women how to mix concrete, how to smooth out plaster, how to mold chicken wire. How to...

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SAVE THE RAIN

P.O. Box 1510
Mount Shasta, California, 96067
Email: info@savetherain.org
T:
530.926.9999
F: 530.926.5050

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