A man has carried out an unsurpassed gesture of compassion by driving a truck long distances for hours, to save the lives of hundreds of animals in grave danger.
One of the most important visitors to the Tsavo West National Park is called Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua, better known as «the man of the water».
This kind soul drives a truck for hours to move approximately 3,000 gallons of fresh water
As soon as you arrive at the place, the elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and zebras run to receive their hydration. They know the waterman by the sound of his truck engine announcing his arrival.
«There’s no water here, so the animals are dependent on humans,» Patrick said.
The drama that these animals are experiencing has not left Patrick indifferent, as he bets everything to save them
Patrick fills with water the natural wells that are completely dry in the region.
In addition to needing to be filled, they are often in need of maintenance, as the buffalo wallow there to rid themselves of fleas and ticks.
Many totally thirsty animals can’t wait for the water to reach the well and run to Patrick’s truck as soon as they hear it coming.
“Last night I found 500 buffalo waiting at the pit. When I got there they could smell it. The buffalo approached us and began to drink while I was standing there. They were very excited.»
His work is really priceless truck
Patrick is a local farmer who had the idea of bringing water to the wildlife, given the conditions of his native land. Since last year many of the animals were dying of thirst.
With his truck, this humble man brings the vital liquid to those who need it most.
«It doesn’t rain like before. It hasn’t rained since June last year, so I started giving the animals water because I know if I don’t they’re going to die,» Patrick lamented.
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This man also has a conservation project called Tsavo Volunteers.
He makes visits to local schools to educate children about wildlife and its heritage.
“I was born here surrounded by wildlife and I am very passionate about it. I decided to help raise awareness, so that when these children grow up, they will protect everything around us.»
Last year he rented the truck and delivered water to various locations in Tsavo West.
«The truck is heavy and does not go very fast. You have to be patient and go deliver the water,» he said.
His kind work has reached the ears of many people around the world, it has spread to the United States, where three women who do not know Patrick personally help him stay afloat.
When Angie Brown heard about the current drought in Kenya, she connected on Facebook with Cher Callaway and Tami Calliope.
The three decided to collaborate. Callaway had already worked with Patrick multiple times remotely.
«His commitment to wildlife and his legacy is immense.»
Callaway has created a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $450,000 from people around the world.
All profits go to the water distribution service led by Patrick Mwalua.
It is hoped that he will soon be able to buy his own truck.
Patrick deserves a new truck and so much more, the job he is doing is truly admirable. He is a silent hero who cares about animals in the wild and day by day they suffer from climate changes, drought and other threats that are around them.
Humans have contributed a lot to the deterioration of their habitats, unfortunately. But fortunately, there are also angels like him who restore our faith in humanity.
Would you like to collaborate with this beautiful work? There is a GoFundMe campaign to support this initiative that brings so many benefits to our planet and that changes the fate of many animals that fight for their lives.
The human being threatens many species and it is time to act before it is too late to reverse the damage. This humble man deserves all our admiration and recognition.