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: No more hating life!

A Year Later: No more hating life!

The students of St. Teresa Emakhwale Primary School used to carry water to school each morning and then leave their school campus again during the day to collect more water from a source several miles away. They were exhausted and missing valuable learning time. "Going to the river was quite tedious and risky," said 10-year-old student Laureen S. ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Dreams of Teaching!

A Year Later: Dreams of Teaching!

Collecting water from Wesonga Spring used to be challenging for 11-year-old Abel M. "Getting water before was very hard, especially when it rained. The place used to be slippery, and most of the time, I used to fall with my jerrycan. It was time-consuming, and [I] used to spend most of my time at the water point," said Abel. But since the spring'...

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A Year Later: "The water we drink is clean and safe."

Last year, collecting water from Kaikai Spring was challenging for eight-year-old Albert. "Getting water before was very difficult," said Albert. "Most of the time, the water point was crowded. This would make you wait for [a] long [time] before fetching water. The water that you fetched will not be clean because people ahead of you have dirtif...

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A Year Later: "Getting water is so much joy!"

"For me, I can say it was a punishment every day when I used [to] come [to school] with water from home. Now we have been given [a] new school system where we also carry a lot of things from home that will be used during lessons. Carrying water and my learning tools used to hurt me very much," said 12-year-old Comfort M., who we spoke to when we in...

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A Year Later: "I no longer worry about water"

"Before this borehole was drilled, we used to carry water from home. Carrying water every day to school, plus books, was a tedious experience. You [would] arrive at school exhausted and sometimes late. This made you not [able] to concentrate in class the rest of the day," said 14-year-old Felisters A., who we spoke to when first visiting the school...