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: School Fees? No Problem!

A Year Later: School Fees? No Problem!

Before Matiang'i Spring was protected last year, the people of Mwitwa spent a lot of time every day sourcing clean water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and irrigation. "We had tough times searching for clean water because this [spring] was not safe for drinking," said 10-year-old Maxwel. "We could waste a lot of time on the roads, making it dif...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Better Scores, Cleaner Water, and Improved Hygiene!

A Year Later: Better Scores, Cleaner Water, and Improved Hygiene!

Before we protected Murutu Spring, 16-year-old Edwin and his fellow community members had an incredibly difficult time fetching water. Because community members had to submerge their containers in the shallow stream, sediment from its bottom was continually stirred up, rendering the water undrinkable (even before thinking of all the microorganisms ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: An Expanding Community of Realized Dreams

A Year Later: An Expanding Community of Realized Dreams

Morlai Kamara, 56, is the harbormaster in Rosint Community. He has lived through several generations of water crisis in his community, and remembers the struggles of living without water as if they happened yesterday. "The living conditions [were] very poor for me and my family," Morlai said. "My family had to go down the swamp, which was the onl...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Water, Even in the Dry Season!

A Year Later: Water, Even in the Dry Season!

We asked the headteacher of Kankalay Primary and Secondary School in Sumbuya what life was like at the school before we rehabilitated the school's well. "Well, it was challenging when it comes to having access to clean and safe drinking water throughout the year," said 45-year-old Michael Evran. "This facility used to go dry by this time of the y...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Enough Water Sources for Everyone

A Year Later: Enough Water Sources for Everyone

Before we rehabilitated the well in Tintafor, throngs of impatient people surrounded the well each day. There weren't enough sources to serve this busy community, which made life difficult for kids like Ibrahim who were sent to get water for their families. "I was feeling bad as a kid," said 13-year-old Ibrahim. "Each time I came to this water fac...