As we work to provide water, we're committed to helping people like you meet your global neighbors and to realize that we all share the same basic needs. We hope to break down stereotypes and the false distinctions between the so-called winners and losers, rich and poor, the needy and charitable, by introducing you to the people we serve with the respect and admiration they rightfully deserve.

These are stories of hope, told in the words of those who carry out this work every day - our friends in the field.




See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Answered Prayers!

A Year Later: Answered Prayers!

Last year, St. Augustine Primary School in Tintafor had no source of water on school grounds, which made life for both students and teachers difficult and unsanitary. "Before this time, we were having a lot of constraints because of the unavailability of water [at] our school," said ten-year-old Affsatu K. "We had to go outside the school compound...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Concentrating on School!

A Year Later: Concentrating on School!

Last year, the wells in Rwensororo had all broken down, leaving people no option but to share the contaminated local river with livestock and wildlife. "Before this project was completed, we used to collect water from the shores of [the] River Kafu," said eight-year-old Joan. "It was a very long distance [away] and very risky because sometimes I f...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Water-related illnesses reduced!

A Year Later: Water-related illnesses reduced!

Before a well was implemented in Borope last year, people had to leave their community to search for water or rely on the dirty water from the local swamp. "Before this time, we, the students of this community, have gone through a lot of constraints because of the unavailability of water facilities. We normally got up early in the morning hours to...

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A Year Later: "The water is safe and pure to drink"

Before we rehabilitated the well in Tintafor last year, community members spent most of their time collecting water from the local swamp to meet their daily water needs because the well was not functional. "The water was not pure to drink because it had [the] odor [of] the swamp smell. There were minor cracks and pools of standing water on top of ...

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A Year Later: "We are so happy for this development"

Before a new well was installed in the Masoila Community, people, especially children, found it difficult to find sufficient water to meet their daily needs. "It was not easy for us, the children, as most times we are sent by our parents to go and fetch water for the mosque. The distance is far off from the mosque, and the place we use to fetch wa...