Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

A Day in the Life: Moms of WASH

Friday, May 7th, 2021by Shannon Esrich

This Mothers’ Day, The Water Project celebrates the many women we work with who are also moms, whether their children are just arrived, already making families of their own, or somewhere in between. Here, we highlight a few of these incredible women who pour their passion, dedication, and commitment not just into their roles at […]


Earth Day and Sand Dams: Restoring our Earth

Friday, April 23rd, 2021by Shannon Esrich

This year’s global Earth Day theme is “Restore our Earth,” both a command and an answer if one were to ask, “What can we as a global community do in the face of the climate crisis?” At The Water Project, the teams we work with in southeast Kenya respond to this question every day. Their […]


A Day in the Life: Olive Kamusiime, Community Development Officer in Uganda

Friday, April 9th, 2021by Tom Murphy

What inspires Community Development Officer Olive Kamusime? People like Kirya Darlison come immediately to Olive’s mind. “She is a woman of reference for me that I love to use to encourage other struggling mothers,” Olive said. Ms. Darlinson is from Kimigi Kyamatama community in Uganda. The widowed mother of seven children, who range from thirty-two […]


World Water Day: How do you value water?

Friday, March 26th, 2021by Shannon Esrich

On Monday, March 22, 2021, The Water Project joined countless others in the global community celebrating World Water Day. This year’s theme was “Valuing Water,” putting this precious commodity’s importance in all aspects of life in the spotlight. When discussing something as universally critical to life as water, it is common to refer to it […]


A Day in the Life: Jeff Maluki, Field Officer in Southeast Kenya

Friday, March 19th, 2021by Tom Murphy

Field Officer Jeff Maluki spends a lot of time each day traveling between project sites. The semi-arid region of Southeast Kenya is vast and often dry. “My job requires a lot of traveling as I have to visit several groups in a day which are often far apart. I spend around one hour thirty minutes, […]


A Day in the Life: Adelaide Nasimiyu, Field Officer in Western Kenya

Friday, March 12th, 2021by Shannon Esrich

It’s 5:00 am, and Adelaide is already up; it’s time for┬ámorning devotions and reading a book. By 7:00 am, Adelaide is out the door after making herself breakfast – an hour earlier than she used to leave before the pandemic. Her earlier start is due to the safety guidelines of avoiding public transport, as she […]


R&R at School: Reliable Water Brings Relief

Friday, February 19th, 2021by Tom Murphy

Two years ago, students at UBA Senior Secondary School in Sierra Leone did not have a reliable source of safe water. The well that was on the school grounds was unreliable and open, meaning it was unsafe for drinking. The more than 700 students at the school had to drop a bucket attached to a […]


Clean, accessible, reliable water doesn’t change anything – it changes everything

Friday, February 12th, 2021by Shannon Esrich

“Before this project was completed, getting water here was a real hustle,” said Roselyne Khasungu, a 35-year-old farmer and mother living in Emukangu, Kenya. Roselyne depends on Okhaso Spring for water, which we helped transform into a protected spring with flowing water a little over a year ago. The protected spring and the experience of […]


Water Lets Gardens, and Independence, Flourish

Friday, February 5th, 2021by Tom Murphy

Each morning, Mary Mutua woke up to walk more than 1.5 miles to fetch water from the Kituluni River. Hundreds of people in Maluvyu Village relied upon the seasonal river for water. Mary often waited in line to collect water from a seasonal scoop hole. On the days she did not want to wait, Mary […]


A message (and dance) of thanks

Thursday, November 26th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

This Thanksgiving season, there is so much that may be different from other years. Who we are with, where we are staying, and what we eat may all be unique. But what remains is a time to share our appreciation, gratitude, and joy in whatever way we can. We at The Water Project welcome you […]