Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



300+ students need water at Prophecy Primary School in Sierra Leone


Thursday, March 15th, 2018by Lisa McAllister

Help these students gain access to clean, reliable water in celebration of World Water Day on March 22nd. Welcome to the School Prophecy Primary School employs seven teachers and can get quite noisy with its 305 students. Without Prophecy Primary in Sankoya community, children would have to walk extraordinary distances elsewhere. There is no electricity or […]

 

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 […]

 

Diesel’s Piggy Bank


Monday, October 5th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

Chris and Amber Larkins, from Tennessee, share their story about how they became involved in The Water Project and the inspiration they found in their 3 year old son, Diesel.  This story was told to us by Chris. ——— 6 months ago, the Holy Spirit starting putting it on my heart to look into people […]

 

Theatre for the World


Tuesday, September 29th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

This post comes to us from Brian Schultz, creator of Theatre for the World.   There are many people who have inspired me over the years, but if you are looking for someone famous who led me on the path to give back it is the late, great Harry Chapin.  I loved his music, and […]

 

You Make This Possible!


Friday, September 11th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

Safe water empowers the Girl Child. You make it possible. Ask any girl what she would rather be doing than walking for water and she’ll share her dreams for school, a career and her contribution (beyond gathering water) to her community. Lack of access to safe water and sanitation is the primary reason girls drop […]

 

Help Us Raise Funds for Sierra Leone


Thursday, August 20th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

Ebola has been a tragic reality for the people of Sierra Leone over the last year. In the middle of this, we’ve remained more committed than ever to the people of Sierra Leone through a service and support program that focuses on keeping water flowing at approximately 100 previously installed projects. We’re also providing new […]

 

Boda Boda Traveling in Kenya


Thursday, June 4th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

The work we do at The Water Project isn’t easy, but your support does help greatly and makes a big impact. Every bit helps. We couldn’t do our jobs efficiently if it wasn’t for the boda boda drivers that take us from site to site on narrow rural roads that are impossible to pass with […]

 

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 […]

 

“Do a good job, and work hard.”


Friday, March 22nd, 2013by julia

Children can inspire us in so many ways; they have energy, enthusiasm, and an optimism for life that seems unquenchable.  At just five years old, Tayler is setting himself as an example for all of us. Read how this boy raised $500 but knew that he wanted to do more, showing  all of us how […]

 

TWP link up with Hydraid and US Navy to get Bio Sand Filters to Uganda


Thursday, April 21st, 2011by

  Over the past few months there has been an interesting collaboration happening involving The Water Project, The US Navy and Hydraid (www.hydraid.com), all in the interest of aiding communities in Africa as they try to rise up from poverty and ill health. So what’s been going on? Well…..