In the Maasai community of Kenya, over 70% lack access to clean water sources within 5 kilometers, leading to a high incidence of waterborne diseases. This health crisis results in a substantial number of early childhood deaths. Additionally, the daily burden of water collection, taking 3-4 hours, reduces girls' school attendance by 40% and causes significant economic losses, estimated at 20% of potential income.
Sabore Oyie, a Maasai warrior and elder from Kenya, was the first in his village to graduate high school after living as a warrior. He's fluent in Maa, English, and Kiswahili and serves as a Cultural Ambassador for Kenya. As an elder, he's instrumental in forming new warrior age groups. He founded the Oldonyo Orasha Water Project and Sabore's Well, which installed two water wells and began an elementary school, currently teaching 98 students with expansion plans. In 2023, Sabore's Well joined Trash Punx for Project Pickup, a global cleanup initiative that collected 31,000 pounds of trash in Ewaso Ngiro, Kenya, and enhanced local waste management efforts.