When Titi Kadu envisioned RaHa, he created a unique way to serve his nation, Kenya… and other water starved areas in the world. He wanted to build rainwater harvesting systems in the areas.
He wanted those aware of villages with inadequate water and the villagers to contribute a significant part of cost of the systems without spending money.
He created a cost-free opportunity for businesses to contribute another significant part of the cost, without spending extra money.
It was vital he gets the word out about the water he wanted to give the people. He also wanted to honor businesses that promote RaHa – and the fresh, clean water they bring – by advertising for free on RaHa Solutions.
About 50% of us are currently struggling with water shortages – sufficient water (according to WHO) is between 50 and 100 liters of water per person per day.
This shortage means:
Water is taken from the contaminated location or the same sources used for bathing and washing clothes.
- Time and Effort
Mothers and children sometimes walk 4-12 hours for water. Physically accessible water (according to WHO) has to be within 1000 meters of the home and collection time should not exceed 30 minute.
Children getting water can’t be in school.
Time fetching water can’t be used to create income and the water fetched turns out to be unaffordable. Affordable water for personal and domestic uses costs 3% of household income (as per UNDP’s suggestion)
Hippos and crocodiles and other natural predators may live in or near the river or lake.