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08/08/2013 11:29 am ET Updated Aug 08, 2013

'Kenya Bucket List' Shows Boy, 4, Fulfilling Dreams Because Too Many African Kids Don't Make It To Age 5

No. Four-year-olds shouldn’t have bucket lists, but Nkaitole, a spirited Kenyan boy, does. Many of his friends probably do too since every day, 4,100 kids under the age of 5 die because they don’t have access clean drinking water.

Sure, the figures are staggering. But seeing one little kid fulfill his dreams in just a few short days because he may not live to see his next birthday is what really brings meaning to the plaguing water crisis.

That’s what WATERisLIFE, a nonprofit that brings potable drinking water to people in need, intended to do with its moving documentary, “Kenya Bucket List.”

Over the course of the two-minute film, 4-year-old Nkaitole leaves his village for the first time ever to embark on a journey to do all the things he’s “always wanted to do.” His list includes some such simple pleasures as riding on a boat, getting his first kiss and seeing the ocean. Others -- beating the fastest man in a race and playing soccer in the national stadium -- are amazingly over the top.

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The nonprofit is using the film to raise awareness and funds and is asking supporters to share the video with the hashtag #5YearsToLive on Twitter.

Across the globe, 780 million people don't have access to safe water and are at risk of developing preventable life-threatening diseases before they have had a chance to live.

Let’s change that.

Find out how you can get involved with WATERisLIFE's mission here.

Check out the adorable photos of Nkaitole's journey below:

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Charity Gives African Boy Chance To Complete Bucket List
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Charity Gives African Boy Chance To Complete Bucket List

Hat tip: Fast Company.

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