Stories from the Field

Water doesn't change anything. People Do.

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: Improved Health and A Brighter Future!

A Year Later: Improved Health and A Brighter Future!

Farmer Rose Wekhau, 39, recalled what life was like in the Machemo Community before her community's spring was protected last year. "To get water from this water point was so hard because it forced us to carry a jug so that you [could bend] and scoop water, making it more tiresome," said Rose. Collecting water is now much less physically dema...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: A Water Hygiene Ambassador is Born!

A Year Later: A Water Hygiene Ambassador is Born!

Catherine L., 15, recalled what life was like in Machemo Community before its spring was protected last year. "Clean water was very rare and inaccessible because we used to sieve or boil water from this water point because it was open, and also we would queue for long [times] to fetch water," said Catherine. Collecting water is now much simpl...

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A Year Later: "We thank you for what you have done for us!"

Alie K., 17, recalled what life was like in the Thawuya Community before his community's well was installed last year. "We always drank dirty water during the time with no water point," said Alie. Collecting water is now much simpler for Alie and the other community members and students in Thawuya. "We thank you for the great thing you hav...

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A Year Later: "I want to say plenty, plenty thanks to you!

Farmer and waterpoint caretaker Mary Kabbia, 39, recalled what life was like in the Rokula Community before her community's well was implemented last year. "My name is Mary Kabbia of Rokula Community. Before the intervention, we were suffering greatly to get clean water. At that time and before that time, we were suffering from diseases in the l...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Water for a Health Center and the Community!

A Year Later: Water for a Health Center and the Community!

Marvelous Tucker, 41, recalled what life was like as the Director of Petifu Junction Health Post before his community health post's (CHP) well was rehabilitated last year. "Running the health facility was difficult as a result of the water constraints. The health facility did not have an existing well (that was operational). So, we used to fetch...