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 - Friends Secondary School Shirugu

Friends Secondary School Shirugu

Fetching water from the well was not easy. Pulling the water up from the well drained all our energy which sometimes made us sleep during class hours instead of studying. I hated going to school because of fetching water. This made me miss most of the lessons, and as a result, I used to not perform well. I enjoy school now because anytime I feel t...

See the Impact of Clean Water - St. Teresa's Isanjiro Girls Secondary School

St. Teresa's Isanjiro Girls Secondary School

It was hard and tiresome fetching water from the spring. We wasted a lot of time fetching water and this led to poor performance in class because we used to miss some lessons. Since the water point was constructed, I've directed all my energy to classwork and not fetching water. My grades have improved and I can comfortably concentrate in class. ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - St. Peter's Khaunga Secondary School

St. Peter's Khaunga Secondary School

Before gaining access to clean water, it was very frustrating. I had to bring 10 litres of water to school every morning from my home, far away. I used to arrive at school very tired. Now, with the rain tank, getting water is no longer a challenge. Getting to school became easier since I no longer carry water from home, and I arrive very fresh in ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Friends Kuvasali Secondary School

Friends Kuvasali Secondary School

We used to walk long distances to fetch water. The water was visibly dirty, but we had no choice but to use it. Now, fetching water is really fast, and the water is clean and safe for drinking. Cases of water-borne diseases like typhoid have been eradicated. We have more time to study, which has improved our grades in class since the water point ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Mutiva Primary School

Mutiva Primary School

Before the rain tank, we used to go down to the stream to fetch water before school in the morning. This was time lost that was meant for studying. With the rain tank, life has changed. We no longer have to go to the stream and instead use that time for our studies. Now, I normally use my morning hours to read my storybooks. By doing so, it has h...