Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



Because of our Monthly Donors


Thursday, February 25th, 2016by Lisa McAllister

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 […]

 

Meet Abigail: Clean Water Equals Hope


Monday, September 21st, 2015by Lisa McAllister

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 […]

 

Mobile Monitoring Training in Kenya


Monday, July 20th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

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 […]

 

A New Well for St Emmanuel Church


Friday, May 15th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

St Emmanuel Kapng’etuny Church in Kenya was getting their water  from gravity piped water from Kipkaren Township Water project. The dam is located 1.5km away from the church compound. The water was turbid and wasn’t receiving any treatment before being released to the community hence, the water was only good for animals to drink and […]

 

New Well for the Shipala Community


Friday, April 10th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

Shipala Community in Kenya is comprised of small scale farmers and most of their activities depend on water. To fetch water, community members would walk a half mile each way to a protected stream. However, the stream was seasonal and during the dry season, you’d have to wake up early for the chance of water. People in […]

 

A visit with the Kee Self Help Group


Thursday, June 19th, 2014by Peter

Our Water Programs Director, Crissie Ferrara, is in Kenya this week visiting a number of our partners and implementing teams.  For the past few days, she’s been spending time with Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF), visiting some of our recently completed water projects to see the kinds of progress these innovative solutions make possible.

 

Safe Water in Urban Settlements


Friday, June 13th, 2014by Peter

Today, Crissie (Water Programs Director) spent time visiting our partners, Pamoja Trust, and a section of the Mathare Slum known as Mashimoni.  We’re currently funding a legal piped water network to at least 50 plots via a micro-loan program. Crissie’s day began with the team discussing the pressing issue of lack of water and sanitation […]

 

Water Project May Updates


Monday, June 2nd, 2014by Peter

Here’s just some of what our teams have been up to lately… The Water Project successfully delivered clean water to eight communities in May, with four more projects nearing completion. We are excited to share that the hard work of our dedicated teams impacted a total of over 4,000 recipients across eastern Africa. By providing […]

 

TWP demonstrates commitment to Turkana as Public Health Campaign gets under way


Thursday, March 14th, 2013by

  Back in January I wrote a blog piece detailing the beginnings of our Public Health Campaign in Turkana, Northern Kenya. You can read that piece here. A couple of months later, and things are really starting to move. James Lobokan is coordinating the campaign from Lodwar Town, and his latest report really gives an […]

 

TWP embarks on Public Health Campaign in Northern Kenya


Monday, December 17th, 2012by

TWP has been slowly working towards establishing a presence in Northern Kenya for a couple of years. During this time we’ve brought clean water to both the House of Hope Orphanage as well as Kakiring Community.  Working in Northern Kenya is a challenge, conditions are tough and success is not guaranteed. Mobilising equipment from Nairobi […]