The drought in California is a leading news story this summer. However, another story of water scarcity from drought-prone Kenya illustrates a possible path for finding solutions to water shortages. The story from Kenya offers a prime example of the practice known as community philanthropy, in which communities come together to solve problems. A report on National Public Radio describes the remote rural community of Makutano’s success managing a water crisis with local assets. The program is part of a series supported by the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. to highlight the Aga Khan Development Network's approach to foster innovation and build local self-reliance.
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