Meet Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua, aka the water man, who delivers water to the wild animals in dry lands of Kenya.
He is a pea farmer in his local village who saw the dire effects that global warming is having on Kenya’s wildlife
“We aren’t really receiving rain the way we used to… So I started giving animals water…”
“Because I thought, ‘If I don’t do that, they will die'”
Mwalua spends a few hours driving every day to fill the dry watering holes with life-saving water
Whenever he shows up with a truck of 3,000 gallons of fresh water, the animals come and greet him
“There is completely no water, so the animals are depending on humans”
“Last night, I found 500 buffalo waiting at the water hole… When I arrived they could smell the water”
“They started drinking water while I was standing there. They get so excited”
Mwalua’s passion for wildlife inspired a few American women to set up a GoFundMe page for him
The man will continue caring for animals as much as he can.