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.

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See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Shipala Primary School


A Year Later: Shipala Primary School

The regular availability of water means that students like 8-year-old Travilian Muyega can wash their hands after using the bathroom, every time.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Emakaka Community


A Year Later: Emakaka Community

The protected spring is helping make life easier for people living in Emakaka Community.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Victory Evangelical Church


A Year Later: Victory Evangelical Church

Things happen on time now. Children arrive at class on time, and families are able to get dinner on the table before dark.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ponka Village


A Year Later: Ponka Village

This is really one of the cleanest communities we have ever visited, and they have put into practice everything the hygiene team taught them.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mapeh Community


A Year Later: Mapeh Community

“As for me, since they dug this water well we have never gone to school late because we use to go to the swamp very early in the morning to fetch water…” -Nabie Conteh

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: DEC Primary School


A Year Later: DEC Primary School

Now, life has totally changed in this community because we have pure drinking water. We don’t go to the swamp anymore to fetch water because we already have pure drinking water in our school compound.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kaani Community


A Year Later: Kaani Community

Our homesteads are now clean owing to the increased availability of clean water. Our clothes, latrines and houses are washed on a regular basis.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kaani Community


A Year Later: Kaani Community

Pumping the well to collect water is fun, says six-year-old Caleb.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Muselele Community


A Year Later: Muselele Community

Unlimited clean water is now available from within the center of the village within short distances to every homestead.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kithuluni Community


A Year Later: Kithuluni Community

Life is easier now… The shallow well provides access to fresh and clean drinking water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ikulya Community


A Year Later: Ikulya Community

Ngoi Musyoka used to go to school only a few days a week because his mom would have to spend hours fetching water. Now that there is a well, it takes her 10 minutes and Ngoi can attend school every day!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kasioni Community


A Year Later: Kasioni Community

It has also become an enjoyable task to fetch water at the shallow well because it takes less time and is also a shorter distance.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kathama Community


A Year Later: Kathama Community

The environment has changed, and we are happy about it.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ngaa Community


A Year Later: Ngaa Community

Fetching water is now an enjoyable activity, says Priscilla Kanyiva. It now only takes her 10 minutes, a journey so short she brings her young children along to help!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ilinge Community


A Year Later: Ilinge Community

Currently, water is easily accessible and we walk for less than 500 meters to fetch the water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year After: Ngaa Primary School


A Year After: Ngaa Primary School

Due to the availability of drinking water here, it makes life easier, fun, and interesting. The water is sweet and enjoyable.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year After: Muthei Secondary School


A Year After: Muthei Secondary School

Cases of stomach problems used to be rampant, but with the new water source and handwashing points, the cases are minimal.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year After: Mutulani Secondary School


A Year After: Mutulani Secondary School

Student Gerald Mumo has seen his school grow rapidly since the arrival of water on school grounds.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kivani Community


A Year Later: Kivani Community

Mutie Munyao was too old to fetch water before the installation of the sand dam and well. Today, it’s so easy that both he and his grandson can collect water!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Nzung'u Community


A Year Later: Nzung'u Community

“The availability of clean drinking water is aiding in the building of a healthy community,” Musya Muthengi said.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ilinge Community


A Year Later: Ilinge Community

Ndindi Ndunda’s mother insists she washes her hands before eating and after going to the bathroom. Washing her hands with water is possible thanks to the well and sand dam here.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Syakama Community


A Year Later: Syakama Community

Closer access to water is changing lives in this community. Benard Wambua started a brick-making business and is growing new crops, thanks to the dam and well.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mbuuni Community


A Year Later: Mbuuni Community

John Muia can now go out and fetch water on his own since the new hand-dug well is just a short walk from his home. Most importantly, he and his family are not drinking from open and contaminated scoop holes!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Maluvyu Community


A Year Later: Maluvyu Community

Community members used to have to walk up to 2 hours to get water. With a new well, they walk less than 10 minutes!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kadasia Spring


A Year Later: Kadasia Spring

People now have a reliable source that produces safe water even during the driest months of the year.