Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Kenya in Crisis: How Flooding is Affecting Our Work

Friday, May 3rd, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Kenya is currently experiencing widespread flooding, impacting 17 counties. We’ve fielded many questions from curious folks wanting to make sure our teams and the communities we serve are doing all right. To shed some light on the current situation of our work in Kenya, we spoke with Executive Directors Jacqueline Shigali and Protus Ekesa from […]


How One Water Project Team Member Changed a Life Forever

Thursday, April 18th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

At The Water Project, we are forever singing the praises of our teams on the ground. They’re the ones who provide water and make sure it stays flowing for hundreds of thousands of people. To do this, they brave washed-out roads, spotty network connectivity, power outages, harsh weather, and more — because they know that, […]


Thank You, and a Celebration

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Last Friday, March 22nd, was World Water Day.  We wanted to thank our supporters and donors for the absolute outpouring of generosity we witnessed last Friday. Not only did we meet our fundraising goal, but we exceeded it! That’s thanks to incredible donors like you who know how vital water is. We are so incredibly […]


A Tale of Two Brothers – Water for Peace

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

One story that came to our minds as soon as we saw this year’s World Water Day theme (Water for Peace) was the tale of two brothers living in Sambuli Community in Western Kenya.


Kenya Department of Water Teams Up with The Water Project to Boost Water Access in Kakamega County

Monday, January 22nd, 2024by Jamie Heminway

January 8, 2024 Kenya’s Kakamega County Department of Water and Sanitation is collaborating with The Water Project, a prominent Non-Governmental Organization in the water sector, to enhance water accessibility in the County. The joint effort aims to sink a minimum of 40 boreholes and safeguard over 60 springs across this financial year in Western Kenya. […]


Once You Give Water, They Bring the Change: The Idea Behind Our Giving Tuesday Stories

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

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? 


Gender in Water-Fetching Culture: Even Within Kenya, It’s Not Always the Same

Wednesday, October 25th, 2023by Olivia Chebet

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). […]


When Clean Water Isn’t an Option: How People in Western Kenya Cope

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023by Jacklyne Chelagat

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 […]


Enabling Zero Emissions on the Ground this Zero Emissions Day

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

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 […]


Catherine’s Rise to Woman Leader – Thanks to Water

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Living without clean water taught me many lessons.