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Local school provides clean water for Kenyan children

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BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Students in Blytheville High School are helping families in poverty-stricken areas overseas by providing them with better access to drinking water.

Students in the Interact Club are participating in the Water Project.

The project helps reduce water-borne illnesses by building wells to provide clean water.

The students collected change in water bottles and later dumped it into a larger jug.

Kristy Brasfield, a teacher at BHS, said last year the students raised almost $700 and they hope to raise $1,000 this year.

The money raised by the students will help build a second well. 

“These projects like this is their only access to clean drinking water there,” Brasfield said. “They may have a short well they've dug by hand, but it doesn't really provide the cleanness.”

Brasfield shared this pictures of Kenyan children enjoying the well as they hold up a sign thanking the Water Project.

Anyone who wants to donate can visit their website at waterproject.org.

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