About Water and Education Care International

We are a results-oriented organization empowering disadvantaged communities through education and water infrastructure development

WE BELIEVE EVERY PERSON DESERVES THE CHOICE TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY NOT DEPENDENCE

Our story

Water and Education Care International was formed as a not-for-profit organization in 2017 in order to expand the scope of work started in 2004 by founder, Jon Steiner. Student support and community water project are now concentrated in and around the Mahero village in Western Kenya.

OUR Founder

" Each educated individual will touch the lives of many others. Since my retirement from teaching, I have been fortunate to assist students in Mali, Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya to achieve their dreams. While spending time with students and families in rural Kenya, I have observed another desperate need: access to clean drinking water. The goal of WE Care International is to address these two basic human needs."   

- Jon. S

The founder has been involved since 2004 supporting students in developing countries. He incorporated We Care International in 2016 and the organization has helped over 30 students at all levels of education. Providing safe drinking water access is our priority. In spite of limited resources, Jon leads the organization to restore a water system, community well, and water storage that benefits a local village in many ways. 

Our Journey

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2004

Founder, Jon Steiner meets and sponsors university students in Kenya and Mali

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2009

Steiner expands support to secondary students in impoverished rural Kenya

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2015

Sponsored students graduate in nursing

Accounting friends,

family, and former colleagues offer support for extended outreach. 

Financed excavation of reservoir in drought-stricken community

2016

WE Care International founded as 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. Current board established.

Safe drinking water project proposed for village in Western Kenya

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2017

Fundraising campaign launched to finance deep well water project and educational expenses

2018

Completed the 1st Water Ecosystem project at Mahero community, Kenya.

 

Initiating the Microfinance project

2019

2019

Start building the first lady-only latrine, providing more privacy and better condition for ladies and young generations in the village

1st harvest of Microfinance program 

Received beautiful hand-made quilt blanket from our student's family member as appreciation of WE Care International. We have raised fund for future project through auction, keeps Mahero growing with efforts from its own

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2020

Installation of gutters and 10,000 liter storage tank at Mahero High School to provide clean water for improved personal hygiene
 

Construction of a new latrine facility for girls at Mahero school

2020

Operation of a community well drilled two years ago converted from electricity to solar power

2021

Current Project: Resource Center For Local Students. Intended to be center for enrichment activities for younger students, place for older students to study in the evening and community access to electricity for charging phones and other electronics

Solar panels installed to power the water system