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The latest on our work and those supporting it

The Value of Relationship: Accountability – Part 3 of 5

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018by Peter

Part 3: Fostering Accountability Traditionally, accountability and even corrective action for development projects come from the top. This can lead to the wrong solutions or an intervention based on faulty, imported assumptions. We see it all the time in the graveyards of good meaning, in failed water projects within our program areas. Each nonfunctional project […]


The Value of Relationship – Partnership: Part 2 of 5

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018by Peter

Part 2 : Redefining Partnership Our partners are local experts, artisans, and development professionals organized as recognized in-country NGOs. Together we determine the most reliable water solution — whether it is a dam in southeastern Kenya, a borehole in Uganda, or rainwater tank for a school in western Kenya. When they leverage their deep knowledge of each […]


The Value of Relationship – A five part series

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018by Peter

Part 1: Relationships, not wells, are key to safe water by Tom Murphy: Reporting Officer, The Water Project The Water Project does not build wells. We build relationships. Before dismissing what is seemingly a trite expression, allow me to explain what I mean because it is a crucial distinction that means the difference between contributing to a […]