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Every Day He Travels Across A Drought-Stricken Country To Give Water To Wild Animals

FEBRUARY 25, 2017  —  By Matthew Derrick  
Matthew Derrick

Matthew Derrick

Writer and sassy ginger currently residing in central Pennsylvania. Matt spends most of his free time online shopping for clothing that he doesn't need, perfecting the art of eye-rolling, and indulging in all forms of pop culture.

The Tsavo West National Park in Kenya might be one of the most obvious examples of the effects of global warming.

In addition to the already sweltering temperatures of the African country, Kenya has received significantly less rainfall over the last few years. The area is in dire straits right now. While severe droughts can be harmful to the humans living near the park, no one is experiencing the effects from lack of water quite like the animals.

Realizing that without water, many of these animals would die of dehydration, one local man has made it his mission to bring water to them so that they survive.

Patrick Mwalua has been driving a few hours every day to fill up dried-out watering holes in the park.

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Mwalua, known locally as the Water Man, is a pea farmer in his village and he came up with the idea to bring water to the animals after he saw the effects climate change was having on wildlife.

Using a large blue truck, Mwalua carries nearly 3,000 gallons of fresh water to the watering holes each day.

It’s almost as though the animals know that help has arrived, since they now come and greet him.

The national park is completely out of water, so these creatures rely on his good deeds.

Mwalua’s acts of kindness toward the animals have encouraged others to help when they can. Recently, a few American women set up a GoFundMe page to help offset the costs of running such an operation.

Mwalua plans on helping out the animals across Kenya for as long as he can. His efforts do not go unnoticed.

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This selfless man should be an inspiration to us all. Share this story if you’re a fan of Mwalua’s life-saving mission!

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