Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

The Stories We Tell at a Storytelling Conference

Monday, November 13th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

When I started at The Water Project (TWP) in 2021, I was a Program Services Reporting Officer — one of the people who writes and compiles the reports our donors get about their specific project(s) when they give. I carefully crafted my bio for our website, writing, “Jamie is a storyteller by nature.” Then, in […]


The Water Project Recognized by Kenyan Government

Monday, October 9th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

On September 27, 2023, the National Government of Kenya signed a path-clearing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Water Project, a United States-based charity. 



Tuesday, January 17th, 2023by Courtney Feild

  I’m lost! If you need me in order to be warm, I’m yours….   The path where I led my dog on our daily walk every day for three years took us along the shores of the vast Lake Coeur d’Alene in the panhandle of Idaho, and as we trundled into the cold lake […]


New years are new beginnings

Thursday, January 5th, 2023by Peter

New years are new beginnings. And these new beginnings often come with new resolutions. As I thought about this over the holiday, I realized that this is what we are blessed to be able to do nearly every day at The Water Project. With support from folks like you, we’re quite literally in the business […]


Why Can’t People in sub-Saharan Africa Build Their Own Wells?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022by Jamie Heminway

This is another entry in a series where we answer questions we’ve received from curious donors, website visitors, and casual commenters. As we’ve said before, it can be difficult for those of us who have always had water piped into our homes to understand what it’s like not to have water. We haven’t needed to […]


6 Proven Benefits of Giving

Thursday, November 18th, 2021by Jamie Heminway

Studies show that individuals are giving more now than in recent years (as opposed to corporate giving, which fell in 2020 for some mysterious reason). Maybe hours of helpless doom-scrolling have stirred people to action. And if you’ve landed here, then you’re probably already thinking about portioning out some of your hard-earned funds toward causes you care […]


How Clean Water Empowers Girls

Thursday, October 7th, 2021by Jamie Heminway

The global water crisis impacts millions of families, but the burden is heaviest on women and girls. We are especially mindful of that fact with the upcoming International Day of the Girl Child on our collective calendar. The United Nations established this day to recognize the accomplishments made by girls around the world despite physical […]


Should students be back in school? Thanks to safe water, these students think so!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021by Jamie Heminway

In the United States, parents’ opinions about their children returning to school this year are…mixed.  In most U.S. communities, parents are divided about whether students should be back to school in-person. Some also disagree whether students who are learning in-person should wear masks. In the regions where The Water Project works, however, virtual learning isn’t […]


Adjusting to a new normal to prevent COVID-19 at schools

Friday, March 5th, 2021by Tom Murphy

The students and teachers at Malaa Primary School in southeast Kenya are adjusting to a new normal. School is back in session, but it includes many new protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “The virus continues to spread, but we are taking measures to keep ourselves safe,” said teacher Peter Wambua. We spoke with […]


Restoring hope by returning to school, safely

Friday, February 26th, 2021by Shannon Esrich

“I missed my teachers most. They are the ones who make me love learning. When I was at home, no one encouraged me to read and work hard as my teachers do here in school. Teachers inspire me daily. That’s why I missed them a lot when I was away,” said Nelson. Nelson is a […]