The latest on our work and those supporting it
When brainstorming ideas for our upcoming Giving Tuesday campaign way back in June, I asked a question. What if our donors could actually see a few examples of what extraordinary things can happen once they help people gain access to water?
In Western Kenya, it is the role of women, girls, and children to fetch water. Growing up as a young girl in Kenya, I saw only women and girls fetching water, and not men. We also rarely take the time to understand why fetching water is predominantly considered the “woman’s job” (or that of children). […]
Life without clean water is very challenging. It has been said repeatedly that “water is life,” and without it, life can be so difficult. But how do people survive without safe and clean water? What do they do? To find answers, I met with a few people in Western Kenya currently living without clean and […]
In honor of International Zero Emissions Day tomorrow, we thought we’d update you on how climate change impacts our work and the measures our local teams are taking to counteract its effects. Our staff members are battling on the front lines of climate change, both in educating their water users about its effects and in […]
Living without clean water taught me many lessons.
The Water Project strives to bring water to those who need it most, and the first step is to figure out where the need is. But the process of collecting that information isn’t as straightforward as you might think. In a wealthier country, if you wanted to conduct a survey asking who has access to […]
By Director of Programs, Spencer Bogle One of our core values at The Water Project is reliability. Reliability is one of those glorious terms that evokes a wide range of images that extend from a washing machine that never breaks down to a friend who is consistently available for a conversation with a drink when […]
The global water crisis disproportionately affects women and girls. According to joint publications by the United Nations and World Health Organization, women and girls are responsible for collecting water in 80 percent of households without water on-premises. Lack of access to clean water literally puts the lives of women at risk. Some 1 million deaths […]
I am Erick Wagaka, and currently serving as the Deputy Programs Coordinator in Western Kenya. I have held this position since mid-2018. Before this new assignment, I served as a Training Manager. I joined the team of dedicated staff members working in Western Kenya to ensure that the residents of this region enjoy reliable water, […]
Students around the world are back to school or are about to start a new school year. At each of our projects, we provide hygiene and sanitation training to prevent the spread of diseases – including COVID-19. Access to safe, reliable water is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. But access alone is not […]