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: Luyingo Spring Brings Better Health!

A Year Later: Luyingo Spring Brings Better Health!

"Since the completion of this water point, it is easy and enjoyable to fetch water. Because of the pipe, the process of fetching water is easy and no time is wasted at the water point," said William J., 15. He continued, "This water point has really helped me because I have clean and safe water for drinking and my health has improved. In my studie...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ivakale Primary School Has More Playtime!

A Year Later: Ivakale Primary School Has More Playtime!

Shalyne, 8, said, "It was tedious to walk to [the] spring to fetch water and back. Other times we could be forced to queue as we wait for our turn to get water given that we shared it with other community members. A lot of study time was wasted during this time. "Considering that water is available in the school compound [now], we no longer make t...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Jinjini Friends Primary School Students Gain Study Time!

A Year Later: Jinjini Friends Primary School Students Gain Study Time!

Elvis, 13, said, "Long ago before we were blessed with the water tank, going out to get water from the village was a burden to me because carrying a ten-liter container for a long distance was very exhausting and tiresome for me. I now feel very good and happy to freely fetch water from the tank within a very short time and with ease. Getting wate...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Mary's Junior Secondary School's Clean Kids and Compound!

A Year Later: St. Mary's Junior Secondary School's Clean Kids and Compound!

Emma, 15, said, "It helps both the kids and the community not to go far away for water and even the money spent in buying water has been cut down. Not going across the road, they can use water as much as possible which has helped them clean both themselves and their sanitation facilities." Abdul Karim Janneh, 45, principal of the school, shared h...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Khodeza Community School Has Improved Hygiene!

A Year Later: Khodeza Community School Has Improved Hygiene!

Aminata, 18, said, "I am so happy that we have clean and safe drinking water in our school compound. Now we are not afraid of coming late to school, and also our hygiene and sanitation have improved greatly compared to before." She continued, "We are happy as kids, and we pay attention in classes because we do have to worry about going into the ne...