With limited access and incredibly high costs, water is a precious resource in Kibera. Because water is piped in through flimsy plastic pipes, the lines often break or are tapped illegally, leaving the water open to contamination. To minimalize the risk and make water safe to drink, it’s recommended that all water be boiled before using. It seems like a reasonable suggestion, until you consider the cost and time involved in such a simple proposition. Heating water over a simple charcoal-fueled stove is both costly and incredibly time consuming. With the time needed to complete household chores and tight budgets, many families can’t afford the time or money needed to boil all the water they use and are willing to risk contamination. Don’t risk it – take the time to boil all the water you use today.