Meet Nduku


We’re excited to share a new story from 12 year-old Nduku Muthoka of Malaa Primary School in Kenya. Nduku’s school received a rainwater catchment system and latrines in December 2015. Learn how clean water has affected her daily life!

Nduku Muthoka profile

“I no longer carry water to school since we already have a water tank. Before the tank was constructed, we used carry water to school daily. Failure to do so resulted in severe punishment by our teachers. We only depended on a spring and that was always congested all the time because it was shared by the whole village around here. Sometimes, we would be ejected from class to go fetch water. This interrupted our studies and led to poor performance by most of us. One time, my friend Mutheu Mwikali had stomach aches from drinking dirty water and she failed to attend school for several days.”

Now that Nduku and her classmates have clean water at school, their lessons are never interrupted. “We now have access to clean water all year round. We can plant trees and flowers in our school compound.” And, the health of the students has been positively affected as well. “Water borne diseases have gone down. We now wash hands after visiting the toilets.”

Nduku’s grades have even improved! “I used to score an average of 330/500 marks in my last year’s exam and now I have improved to 350/500 marks. This is because I have freedom to read without interruptions.”

To read Nduku’s full story, click here.

Because of our Monthly Donors


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Kankalay Primary School in Sierra Leone has too many reminders of Ebola. The Water Project completed a water and sanitation project here in 2011, and the photo you see above is of the toilets installed for the school. When Ebola was at it’s worse, this whole area became a treatment center.

If you look closely you’ll see where medical equipment and linens infected with Ebola were burned against the building. Students are still using these facilities, and the accompanying water well is providing safe water – thanks to your support! (more…)

Meet Abigail: Clean Water Equals Hope


Abigail, 18, student at Igunga Girl’s Secondary School

Meet Abigail. A young girl from Kenya, now 18 years old, who had lost hope of pursuing her dreams until she had access to clean water.

Abigail was only 16 years old when she joined Igunga Girl’s Secondary School. She had come from a school in the neighboring county which did not have any source of reliable, clean water. “It was tough for me and other girls. We walked long distances in search of water hence we did not have time for studies. This killed my morale to pursue my goals and dreams.” (more…)

Mobile Monitoring Training in Kenya


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This is Paul, he is a Community Development worker focusing on hygiene and sanitation. He works for Bridge Water Project, one of our partnering NGOs here Kenya. He’s learned how to submit a sanitation survey through his phone. Kenya is leading the way in mobile banking and we want to help Kenya pave the way for mobile monitoring of water points. We can monitor functionality of water points and collect data with a cell phone, airtime, sweat equity and a great mobile monitoring app by mWater. Training is going great and we even had the chance to conduct the first surveys!