A Maasai can live for weeks without food due to famine and long drought that affects maasailand, but significant damage can be done to their bodies in a matter of days without water. That is why water maybe the most important item to have available. A 40 litre gallon water barrel is one of the easiest, most efficient ways to maintain a long term permanent home water carrier and storage. Each 40 litre gallon water barrel provides enough water for drinking, cooking and light personal sanitation for a family of 4.
Maasai Evangelistic Association appreciates the efforts made by the Rotarians U.K, Churches and friends in the UK who are working hard to raise funds that will help purchase water barrels for the Maasai people in East Africa. MEA is exceedingly keen to investigate whether water purification tablets could be added to water roller barrels. If salty water is pumped into such barrels and purification tablets added would then become safe for drinking by the time it has been rolled to its destination.