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.
The clean water source brought a “new normal” of health to the community. And, it unleashed the entrepreneur in Isabella.
We will be very happy once the tank is completed as we will have access to clean water at the school.
“I no longer carry water to school since we already have a water tank. We now have access to clean water all year round so our lessons aren’t interrupted. We can plant trees and flowers in our school compound. Water borne diseases have gone down, too!”
“I felt like a super girl. When I got in the new school, the first thing I saw was a hand pump provided by The Water Project. Since I came to this school, my academic life has always been the best. I have time to study and am looking forward to be a doctor.”
Clearly this is a different place than the one I was at two years ago.
“I thank The Water Project and WEWASAFO for saving my husband from death.”
“With more dams, more terraces, more trees and the freed up time that we used to spend in fetching water we will soon start having cassavas and pearl millet porridge for breakfast once again!”
“I remember one day when Mary fainted. We immediately administered first aid and when the parent was called she admitted that they never had supper the previous night and also breakfast that day. It was so sad.”
The Water Project and WEWASAFO changed my life
Access to clean water can also provide access to a new livelihood.
“It’s a miracle to see cabbage grow here”
It is Lorna’s desire that she and the rest of the pupils spend more time in their studies and co-curriculum activities instead of going to fetch water.
Her smile provides a welcoming embrace to all she meets, but her ambitious plans for her big family are equally radiant.
We don’t buy vegetables such as kale from the market anymore, because we can now grow it ourselves, thus putting the money to other use.
They no longer go to Tawa market as buyers of vegetables but instead, they now sell vegetables at a profit.
Our performance has gone down due to being late for classes and having to go to the water supply to look for water.
You see that? That’s why we are happy today. That’s why we are having a thanksgiving today, to thank you for having enabled us to have such a project.
We had started to build a permanent church but since water is not readily available we had to put it on hold…
“If water is readily available in school we will have ample time to study instead of going to the river and water born diseases will be a forgotten story”
My childrens’ lives will change because they will not have water scarcity. Unlike me, they will be able to do home chores with ease because with water all chores are easier done. Water is everything
I am now very happy that I have access to clean and safe water. This will help me get more production from my farming activities and also I will no longer get sick from water born diseases nor will my family.