We are experiencing drastic changes in climate and weather and in some places those changes are so bad that they are affecting every living being. One of those places is Kenya which since 2018 is experiencing severe drought that endangers the lives of both humans and animals. The drought affected the crops and it disrupts the agricultural activities in general.
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However, when it comes to lives every one matters. Animals are also suffering because of water shortages. This is why Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua, who is known as Kenya’s water man decided to help them. He works as a pea farmer and he spends hours every day driving to bring water to the thirsty animals. He goes to the Tsavo West National Park which is very far from his village and he carries around 11,350 liters of water.
“Last night, I found 500 buffalo waiting at the water hole. When I arrived, they could smell the water. The buffalo were so keen and coming close to us. They started drinking while I was standing there. They get so excited.” – Patrick Said
He also created a page on GoFundMe as a way to raise awareness and get support from others. He created a gravel lined water holes to prevent the water from seeping into the ground. Patrick told The Dodo that the animals are completely dependent on humans as there is no water at all.
What was once just a single truck now turned into a group of more, and this amazing man can provide water to other regions in the African savannah as well. Three women from the US Tami Calliope, Cher Callaway and Angie Brown are working with Patrick side by side and greatly improving the survival chances of many animals.