Handwashing Stations
Clean hands need clean water and we're providing both in the communities we serve.Your gifts will make sure it continues to flow and handwashing remains possible.
Health and Hygiene Training
Our teams have been teaching these lessons for years, and they're needed now more than ever. Help us reach the hundreds of communities we serve.
Homemade Mask Making
With some local supplies and a bit of creativity, our teams - who you support - are teaching families how to craft masks that help prevent the spread of the disease.

Latest Updates on our Covid-19 Response

Global Handwashing Day: Why Handwashing is More Important than Ever in a Post-COVID-19 World

Sunday, October 15th, 2023by Sam Ngidiwe

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.


Should students be back in school? Thanks to safe water, these students think so!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021by Jamie Heminway

In the United States, parents’ opinions about their children returning to school this year are…mixed.  In most U.S. communities, parents are divided about whether students should be back to school in-person. Some also disagree whether students who are learning in-person should wear masks. In the regions where The Water Project works, however, virtual learning isn’t […]


Reflecting on challenges and triumphs from early days of COVID-19 sensitization

Friday, June 4th, 2021by Shannon Esrich

More than a year and a half into the pandemic, time can feel both like it has flown and dragged on. Yet here we are still grappling with a deadly virus, but bolstered every day with increasing knowledge on prevention and care. For our teams worldwide, each country has faced unique waves of the virus […]


Adjusting to a new normal to prevent COVID-19 at schools

Friday, March 5th, 2021by Tom Murphy

The students and teachers at Malaa Primary School in southeast Kenya are adjusting to a new normal. School is back in session, but it includes many new protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “The virus continues to spread, but we are taking measures to keep ourselves safe,” said teacher Peter Wambua. We spoke with […]


Restoring hope by returning to school, safely

Friday, February 26th, 2021by Shannon Esrich

“I missed my teachers most. They are the ones who make me love learning. When I was at home, no one encouraged me to read and work hard as my teachers do here in school. Teachers inspire me daily. That’s why I missed them a lot when I was away,” said Nelson. Nelson is a […]


Empowering a safe and healthy return to school in Kenya

Friday, January 29th, 2021by Shannon Esrich

Since last March, students across Kenya have been home from school when the Kenyan government enacted nation-wide school closures to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Although the government allowed a partial school reopening in November and December so that the final-year grades of each school level could take their exams, most students […]


Patiently waiting for a return to normal life

Friday, January 22nd, 2021by Tom Murphy

Thomas Mwonga is looking forward to life returning to normal. At 71, Thomas is still not ready to retire, but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic means that opportunities to work are few and far between. Our team recently visited Ilingoni, Kenya, to conduct a COVID-19 prevention training and monitor their well and sand dam. […]


A winding road through the pandemic for a motorbike taxi driver and community health expert

Friday, January 15th, 2021by Shannon Esrich

Jacob Likuyi is a man who wears many hats – or, perhaps more accurately, helmets. By trade, Jacob is a 45-year-old boda boda, or motorbike taxi driver. A profession typically filled by younger men, Jacob doesn’t let his age hold him back from his livelihood. Jacob’s verve and friendly smile quickly give away his good […]


Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Jane Maitha

Thursday, January 7th, 2021by Tom Murphy

Our team recently visited Ilandi Community to conduct a COVID-19 prevention training and monitor their water point. We checked in on the community and asked how the pandemic is affecting their lives. It was during this most recent visit that Jane Maitha shared her story of how the coronavirus has impacted her life. Our team […]


For this community health volunteer, fighting COVID-19 is personal

Friday, December 18th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

“If you love your life, it is better to follow what the health officials advise: to protect ourselves by wearing a mask, keeping distance, not shaking hands, and avoiding crowded places.” This is Celestine Adora’s message, a mother and a resident of Muraka, Kenya, where she works as the local Community Health Volunteer. Used to […]