Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



Putting Climate Change in WaSH: Impacts and Measures Taken


Friday, November 12th, 2021by Harnoor Kaur

By Harnoor Kaur, Monitoring, Evaluation, Resolution & Learning Associate at The Water Project As the United Nations, Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow concludes, water and sanitation deserve to be at the forefront of the climate agenda. Climate change impacts are widespread, rapid, and intensifying – and nowhere is this more evident than in relation […]

 

Getting from 367 million children without school toilets to 0


Thursday, November 19th, 2020by Tom Murphy

One out of every four people in the world still does not have access to basic sanitation services. These roughly 2 billion people do not have a safe place to go to the bathroom, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released to mark World […]

 

COVID-19 is sparing countries with poor hygiene, but waterborne diseases are not


Friday, October 30th, 2020by Tom Murphy

It turns out that lower levels of hygiene, sanitation, and water quality indicate a lower risk of dying from COVID-19. That is what a group of researchers found when trying to understand why some countries are doing better than others during the pandemic. That does not mean improved sanitation, hygiene, and water access are still […]

 

Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Isabella Amagua


Friday, September 11th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

This post is part of a new series by The Water Project meant to highlight the perspectives and experiences of the people we serve and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them. We invite you to read more of their stories here. Our team recently visited Bukhaywa, Kenya to conduct a COVID-19 prevention training (read […]

 

Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Violet Kadenyi Nabwera


Friday, August 28th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

This post is part of a new series by The Water Project meant to highlight the perspectives and experiences of the people we serve and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them. We invite you to read more of their stories here. Violet Kadenyi Nabwera sees a lot of changes happening in her home due […]

 

Our COVID-19 Prevention Impact: 71,160+ People Reached So Far


Friday, August 14th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

“Being on the frontlines in preventing the virus is not easy, especially if you are not properly equipped. The fear of exposing yourself to the virus every day is real,” said Catherine Chepkemoi, the leader of 1 of our 4 teams working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya. “But the driving force, in this […]

 

Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Isabella Angwenyi


Friday, August 7th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

persevering /pərsəˈviriNG/ adjective – continuing in a course of action even in the face of difficulty, with little or no prospect of success, or despite a delay in achieving success – See also: Isabella Angwenyi Career. Family. Self-Owned Business. Community mobilizer. At 50-years-old, Isabella Angwenyi is a do-it-all force to be reckoned with in her […]

 

Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Ruth Vuyanzi


Friday, July 31st, 2020by Tom Murphy

This post is part of a series by The Water Project meant to highlight the perspectives and experiences of the people we serve and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them. We invite you to read more of their stories here. “As soon as I heard about the coronavirus outbreak in Kenya, I made a […]

 

Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Philip Omukiti


Friday, July 24th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

“Staying indoors is not my thing…It seems I have a lot of time on my hands,” said 31-year-old teacher Philip Omukiti plainly. After several months of lockdowns, restrictions, curfews, and stress in his hometown of Mungakha, Kenya, it is easy to find empathy in Philip’s statement as so many people around the world are facing […]

 

Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Serilah Nyawanga


Friday, July 17th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

This post is part of a new series by The Water Project meant to highlight the perspectives and experiences of the people we serve and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them. We invite you to read more of their stories here. “53-year-old Serilah looks tired and worn out,” stated Training Officer Jacquey Kangu with […]