Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

COVID-19 brings many challenges, but reliable water is not one

Friday, May 8th, 2020by Tom Murphy

The spread of COVID-19 in Kenya has brought new challenges to 70-year-old Wathi Muisyo. “My family has been affected greatly by Coronavirus. Kenyan citizens were advised to stay at home due to the virus,” she told us recently. “All the market days were closed down; as a result, we are unable to sell our farm […]


In Kenya, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Are Essential Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, April 17th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

Daily access to safe and reliable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) facilities are vital to building healthy and resilient communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, WaSH services are more essential than ever to help prevent and mitigate the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. It is for that reason that the Kenyan government has deemed our work […]


How we are prepared for COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

Thursday, April 9th, 2020by Tom Murphy

Sierra Leone has just 7 cases of COVID-19, but our teams have already taken a series of proactive steps to support communities as they prevent the spread of the virus and ensure that our wells are reliable and safe. Before the first reported case in the country, our teams visited each of our wells to […]


Filling the Gap: How The Water Project is working to prevent COVID-19 in Western Kenya

Friday, March 27th, 2020by Tom Murphy

The Water Project is working in coordination with the Kenyan government to respond to and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Western Kenya. Because of our unique relationship with the communities where we work, we are amplifying our sanitation and hygiene lessons by promoting health messaging on local radio stations and working with communities to debunk […]


Note from our Founder about COVID-19

Friday, March 27th, 2020by Peter

  Dear Friend, Thanks for letting me connect with you directly during this uncertain time. First, I hope this note finds you and your family healthy and safe. Many of you are no doubt facing the same types of impact we are, whether they’re financial, job-related, or simply the loss of daily interaction with those […]


Water, sanitation, and hygiene enable healthy lives

Friday, March 20th, 2020by Tom Murphy

Global awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap is on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For The Water Project, sanitation and hygiene training have always been a crucial part of our work – from building latrines in schools to teaching communities about the proper steps of handwashing. Water, sanitation, and hygiene are […]