Q1 2016 Project Highlight

We’re excited to report 2016 is off to a great start! This quarter, The Water Project and our partners have completed 25 projects with 35 currently under construction! That’s amazing and it’s all thanks to our incredible supporters and fundraisers – YOU!

Our quarterly project highlight comes to us from Chimoroni Primary School located in the center of Chimoroni Community in Kakamega, Kenya. This project was a rehab which means a broken well was repaired. You can read more about rehabs here.

Splash WarsAfter seeing the broken project, it was determined a new well pad and pump were required and the students needed training on the proper behavior and hygiene practices to follow. Before the well was fixed, cases of illness such as typhoid and diarrhea had been reported.

Because of our donors, a 3 day training was held at the school, educating not only the students but teachers, parents and local leadership as well. Two new hand washing stations were built and over the next week, the broken well was reconstructed and repaired, providing water to more than 500 students and teachers.

(The total school population is 734. While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically, a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people. This would make a great location for a second project.)Stack of Smiles

“It has been taking us long to access from the broke well. With the help of the new pump installed, pupils will save their time for studies,” said Mr. David Adongo, a senior teacher at Chimoroni Primary School.

This story and others are only made possible because of your generous support and compassionate heart. 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases. Clean water keeps kids in school and helps break the cycle of poverty.

To read the full project report from Chimoroni Primary School, click here.

Please consider helping fund one of the 34 school projects waiting for clean water. We couldn’t do this work without you.