Posted by LBS on Jun 07, 2018
Don Arnold’s life journey has taken him from a degree in journalism, to a career in plumbing product design, to rural Kenya where he worked on installing biosand water filters in a rural community and most recently to the Nairobi slum of Mukuru. Most importantly has been the journey from success to significance.  
 It was while he was travelling through Nairobi en route to the village that his eyes were opened to the need for clean water for the millions of people living in Kenya’s urban slums. While there are many organizations working to bring clean water to Africans, the majority are focused in rural areas.  In urban settings the needs are similar, but met in a different way.
While there are many organizations working to bring clean water to Africans, the majority are focused in rural areas. In urban settings the needs are similar, but met in a different way. The issue is less about the availability of water, than it is about the cleanliness of the water.Drops of Mercy addresses this issue through a unique three way partnership with Kohler, Water Mission, and the New Song Chapel in Kenya.Kohler combined advanced purification technology with affordability to develop the Clarity water filter that can process 40 gallons of water a day.Water Mission, a Charleston based NGO provides sourcing for water purification components and ships the Clarity water filters to Nairobi.The New Son Chapel is based in the middle of the Mukuru slum and has taken the lead role in placing Clarity filters into homes.With this approachpeople don’t have to head to a centralized facility to get safe water, they make it safe at home, using almost any available water source.To date, 2500 filters have been installed, providing clean water to 15,000 people and this is just the beginning.To learn more about Don’s work and how you can support Drops of Mercy, visit www.dropsofmercy.info.