Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Matthew Mulandi


Friday, October 16th, 2020by Tom Murphy

Our team recently visited the Kithumba community in Southeast Kenya to conduct a COVID-19 prevention training and monitor their well and dam. Shortly after, we returned to check in on the community, offer a COVID-19 refresher training, and ask how the pandemic affects their lives. During this most recent visit, Matthew Mulandi shared his story […]

 

A Longtime Friendship and Joint Commitment to Clean Water at Okang’a Spring


Friday, October 9th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

Our team recently visited Irumbi to conduct a COVID-19 prevention training and monitor their water point, Okang’a Spring. Shortly after, we returned to check in on the community, offer a COVID-19 refresher training, and ask how the pandemic is affecting their lives. During this most recent visit, we met up with Christopher Okang’a and Pius […]

 

When a well gives you water, make soap


Friday, October 2nd, 2020by Tom Murphy

Water and soap are the key ingredients to clean hands. The lack of access to basic handwashing facilities (soap and water) is a significant issue in low-income countries. Some 818 million children lack basic handwashing facilities at their schools, said the World Health Organization in August. In all, some 3 billion people worldwide do not […]

 

Simple Technologies for a Complex Problem: Tools for Handwashing Without Running Water


Friday, September 25th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

Global Handwashing Day is October 15, 2020, and it comes when messages of handwashing have lept from lessons at home and school to international headlines. To help protect ourselves from COVID-19, one message has been clear for months: frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is an effective way to help […]

 

Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Sebastian Mumo


Friday, September 18th, 2020by Tom Murphy

Our team recently visited Ilinge Community to conduct a COVID-19 prevention training and monitor their water point. Shortly after, we returned to check in on the community, offer a COVID-19 refresher training, and ask how the pandemic is affecting their lives. It was during this most recent visit that Sebastian Mumo shared his story of […]

 

Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Isabella Amagua


Friday, September 11th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

This post is part of a new series by The Water Project meant to highlight the perspectives and experiences of the people we serve and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them. We invite you to read more of their stories here. Our team recently visited Bukhaywa, Kenya to conduct a COVID-19 prevention training (read […]

 

Our Global Neighborhood


Wednesday, September 9th, 2020by Peter

Though our circumstances, geography, and cultures might be different – this virus impacts all of us in similar ways. During the pandemic, we continue to share stories highlighting experiences of the people we serve and now how COVID-19 is impacting their lives.

 

Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Edward Kimeu


Friday, September 4th, 2020by Tom Murphy

Our team recently visited Twone Mbee Muselele Community, Kenya to conduct a COVID-19 prevention training and monitor their water point. Shortly after, we returned to check in on the community, offer a COVID-19 refresher training, and ask how the pandemic is affecting their lives.

 

Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Violet Kadenyi Nabwera


Friday, August 28th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

This post is part of a new series by The Water Project meant to highlight the perspectives and experiences of the people we serve and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them. We invite you to read more of their stories here. Violet Kadenyi Nabwera sees a lot of changes happening in her home due […]

 

Making transparency easy, fast, and free


Monday, August 24th, 2020by Tom Murphy

The Water Project has been sharing public, near-real-time water point functionality data on its website through bespoke API integration with mWater for many years now. Supporters, partners, and served communities have ready access to our entire water point directory with detailed reporting for each site that includes an mWater-powered historical record of each water point’s […]