Hot water - It's an important part of everyday life. Just think about how often you use it to bathe, wash your hands, clean your house, and prepare food! The same is true in Kenya. Each of our children's homes has seven bathrooms and one kitchen. Children often bathe two times a day, wash their clothes after school, help sweep and mop the floors, and help their house parents prepare meals. Open Arms Village currently has electricity and small electric water heaters, but our need for a reliable, sustainable, and affordable source of energy is growing exponentially as we add more children to our family!

Solar water heating will use plentiful sun to replace expensive and unreliable electricity - making other important purchases possible.

OAI by Lynn Purkiss-2442.jpg

Solar water heating will use plentiful sun to replace expensive and unreliable electricity - making other important purchases possible.


UPDATING OPEN ARMS VILLAGE - ONE HOME AT A TIME

As we install these new solar water heaters, other updates must be done at the same time. Several homes at Open Arms Village need updated faucets and shower hardware, and new hot-water pipes must be run to the sinks and showers.

Solar water heaterS will reduce the electricity bills at Open Arms Village, FREEING UP FUNDS FOR OTHER CRUCIAL OUTREACH AND MINISTRY NEEDS.

Our homes are currently equipped with electric, instant hot water systems that drive the Village’s electric bill to upwards of $2,000 per month. A team of volunteers raised the funds and did the work to update three children's homes already. 

While in Kenya, Rachel Gallagher, Co-Founder of Open Arms International, asked one of the boys what he liked about living there. Without hesitation he said “hot water”.

The rest of the kids are waiting for funding to provide hot water for them, too. Today, you can provide updated plumbing AND a hot water heater, when you partner with OAI!


You Can Help!

It costs just over $7,000 to update plumbing and install a new reliable water heater in each home. YOU can make a difference today and help provide the children living at Open Arms Village with the basic necessity of hot, running water.