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Diesel’s Piggy Bank

Chris and Amber Larkins, from Tennessee, share their story about how they became involved in The Water Project and the inspiration they found in their 3 year old son, Diesel. 

DieselThis story was told to us by Chris.


6 months ago, the Holy Spirit starting putting it on my heart to look into people who were hungry and poor. As I began researching, I found the water crisis was at the root of so many problems: hunger, poverty, education. It all came back to clean water Continue Reading »


Theatre for the World

This post comes to us from Brian Schultz, creator of Theatre for the World.

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There are many people who have inspired me over the years, but if you are looking for someone famous who led me on the path to give back it is the late, great Harry Chapin.  I loved his music, and still do, but even more so, I loved his passion to use his gift to make this world a better place. There is no reason, that in a world of abundance, we should have people starving or dying from hunger or thirst.  Clean water is accessible for the people of Africa, we just need to lend a hand.

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Meet Abigail: Clean Water Equals Hope

Abigail, 18, student at Igunga Girl’s Secondary School

Meet Abigail. A young girl from Kenya, now 18 years old, who had lost hope of pursuing her dreams until she had access to clean water.

Abigail was only 16 years old when she joined Igunga Girl’s Secondary School. She had come from a school in the neighboring county which did not have any source of reliable, clean water. “It was tough for me and other girls. We walked long distances in search of water hence we did not have time for studies. This killed my morale to pursue my goals and dreams.” Continue Reading »


You Make This Possible!

Safe water empowers the Girl Child.
You make it possible.

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Ask any girl what she would rather be doing than walking for water and she’ll share her dreams for school, a career and her contribution (beyond gathering water) to her community. Lack of access to safe water and sanitation is the primary reason girls drop out of school.

They call her Girl Child.
Because of your support, we call her Leader.

A water project is not something that happens to a community, it happens with a community.

At The Water Project, women are undeniably a key player as both recipient and implementer of clean water and sanitation systems. When you support The Water Project and give a girl water, your gift also supports her role models – strong leaders like Catherine, seen in this video. Because of your contributions, girls see development come to their communities through women leaders, and know their dreams are possible.

Safe water inspires her.
You unlock her potential.

We have 44 communities waiting for water. Get involved and make clean water a reality!



Fox Valley Church Walk for Water

userID_4917_originalAvatar_Water_Walk_2014Fox Valley Church of Christ in Wisconsin has been fundraising for The Water Project for years and has helped fund 3 water projects! They host a Walk for Water which is always a huge success!

“We fundraise because we believe that all life is precious. No one can have life without water.We fund raise because if we claim to be Christian, then we must embrace the responsibility to help those that we can. Please join us in bringing water…bringing life. ”

Because of their support, Mahiakalo Primary School will soon have a rainwater harvesting tank and new latrines!

Thank you Fox Valley Church of Christ and all our fundraisers for making clean water a reality for so many!


Help Us Raise Funds for Sierra Leone

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Ebola has been a tragic reality for the people of Sierra Leone over the last year. In the middle of this, we’ve remained more committed than ever to the people of Sierra Leone through a service and support program that focuses on keeping water flowing at approximately 100 previously installed projects. We’re also providing new water access for communities- made possible because of your support. Our partner and teams (Mariatu’s Hope) have been brave and selfless – and we are so proud of them.

Now, the N’Baimbaya community has requested your help.  238 people, 120 of whom are children, believe their future doesn’t have to be drinking from a swamp. Our teams are currently working with the community to develop a WaSH Committee and have commented on the undeniable hope they find in the initiative and cooperation from this community. Now it’s your turn.

Let’s stand with them and make a new water well a reality! 

Donate Today and See your Impact!

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Mobile Monitoring Training in Kenya


This is Paul, he is a Community Development worker focusing on hygiene and sanitation. He works for Bridge Water Project, one of our partnering NGOs here Kenya. He’s learned how to submit a sanitation survey through his phone. Kenya is leading the way in mobile banking and we want to help Kenya pave the way for mobile monitoring of water points. We can monitor functionality of water points and collect data with a cell phone, airtime, sweat equity and a great mobile monitoring app by mWater. Training is going great and we even had the chance to conduct the first surveys! 


Boda Boda Traveling in Kenya


The work we do at The Water Project isn’t easy, but your support does help greatly and makes a big impact. Every bit helps. We couldn’t do our jobs efficiently if it wasn’t for the boda boda drivers that take us from site to site on narrow rural roads that are impossible to pass with a car. We really love the saying on the front of this boda boda. “Never Give Up.” It seems to sum up our feelings about clean water perfectly!


A New Well for St Emmanuel Church


St Emmanuel Kapng’etuny Church in Kenya was getting their water  from gravity piped water from Kipkaren Township Water project. The dam is located 1.5km away from the church compound. The water was turbid and wasn’t receiving any treatment before being released to the community hence, the water was only good for animals to drink and irrigation purposes.

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New Well for the Shipala Community


Shipala Community in Kenya is comprised of small scale farmers and most of their activities depend on water. To fetch water, community members would walk a half mile each way to a protected stream.

However, the stream was seasonal and during the dry season, you’d have to wake up early for the chance of water. People in the community have also gotten sick by drinking contaminated water.

Now, thanks to your help, the Shipala Community have a rehabbed well with clean and safe water and their lives will be forever changed. Read more about their story here.