The latest on our work and those supporting it
Back in October, four members of The Water Project’s (TWP) staff attended the internationally recognized University of North Carolina (UNC) Water and Health Conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) nonprofit, The Water Project always gains significant knowledge from this conference, and this year was no different. But 2023 […]
When brainstorming ideas for our upcoming Giving Tuesday campaign way back in June, I asked a question. What if our donors could actually see a few examples of what extraordinary things can happen once they help people gain access to water?
With so much being said about gratitude in today’s world, it’s hard for those of us who stand on a sturdy physiological foundation without much fear of it crumbling to imagine what it would be like to conduct our everyday lives without it.
Nowadays, a quick Google search will tell you that hand-dug wells are reserved for homesteaders and historical reenactors — but that’s in the industrialized world. In sub-Saharan Africa, where people are often left to find their own water, it’s a totally different story. Hand-dug wells are still an important household source where water is not […]
When I started at The Water Project (TWP) in 2021, I was a Program Services Reporting Officer — one of the people who writes and compiles the reports our donors get about their specific project(s) when they give. I carefully crafted my bio for our website, writing, “Jamie is a storyteller by nature.” Then, in […]
In the past, The Water Project has ventured into solar-powered water sources in both Southeast Kenya and Sierra Leone. Now, seeing the incredible impact of solar projects on communities where water used to be miles away, we’re researching how to incorporate solar technology into more of our projects in the future. “Piped water can be […]
In Western Kenya, it is the role of women, girls, and children to fetch water. Growing up as a young girl in Kenya, I saw only women and girls fetching water, and not men. We also rarely take the time to understand why fetching water is predominantly considered the “woman’s job” (or that of children). […]
Life without clean water is very challenging. It has been said repeatedly that “water is life,” and without it, life can be so difficult. But how do people survive without safe and clean water? What do they do? To find answers, I met with a few people in Western Kenya currently living without clean and […]
With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, one thing I have not heard consistently is officials encouraging communities to maintain the basic rule of hand hygiene to prevent the spread of other infectious diseases.
No one can see the future. But with water availability for billions of people on the line, we at The Water Project (TWP) are always trying to do just that, as a forward look means more people get clean water sooner. And you, as a donor, can be more helpful with this than you may […]