Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Mawia’s Life Transformed: From Endless Walking for Water to Dreaming of College

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

This past spring, we sent our friends a special appeal to join us in the fight against drought — specifically, to help our 18-year-old friend, Mawia. Now, the day Mawia dreamed about has arrived.


Continued Learning from Water Point Mapping and Vetting

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024by Emma Kelly

By identifying the water sources people are already using, we can empower our local teams to plan water projects that systematically approach 100% water coverage.


Is Drinking Water from Refillable Bottles Safe? 

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024by Jamie Heminway

How often should we really clean our reusable water bottles? And is there a difference in safety between glass, metal, and plastic bottles?


Visit to Mugai Dispensary

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024by Jacklyne Chelagat

In every healthcare institution in the world, water is a very precious commodity. Patients frequently visit healthcare facilities daily because of different ailments, and they have to be received in a clean environment. 

But at Mugai Dispensary, it is sad because the healthcare facility has no water, and it is hard for the doctors and nurses to attend to the patients who visit the dispensary every day.


The Journey of the Data on our Live Impact Tracking Dashboard

Friday, June 21st, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Come behind the scenes to learn how data appears on our Live Impact Reports page.


Is Drinking Spring Water Safe?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Some people have considered it trendy to drink what they call “raw water” — water that hasn’t been treated. Health officials warn that doing so may cause unintended health consequences.


From Skepticism to Celebration: How We Engage Community Members in Each Water Project

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

In this blog post, we share insights from our dedicated field officers from all across our Kenyan service areas on what community engagement looks like to them in their day-to-day duties.


When a Water Point Breaks: Why and How We Decommission a Water Source

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

As with all plumbing, water source parts sometimes need to be replaced. The same can be true with whole water points — sometimes they break so irreparably that they can’t be fixed, or the circumstances or surrounding environment change.


How NOBL Beverages is Spearheading Sustainability and Philanthropy with their Support of The Water Project

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Recently, I sat down with Andy Upton from NOBL Beverages, a supporter of The Water Project (TWP), to discuss their passion for helping people and the planet. They support TWP through their WTR4 program, which funds charity initiatives by selling low-cost canned water. With such a genius idea (everyone needs water, and cans are infinitely […]


A Lesson Learned: Eucalyptus Trees and Water Sources

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024by Olivia Chebet

Where It All Started Western Kenya was once covered with indigenous trees thanks to the only tropical rainforest in Kenya: Kakamega Forest. But alongside the country’s rapid population growth, wood has become scarce.  Wood is still widely used in Kenya, both for infrastructure and construction as well as daily home use through cooking (only 65% […]