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: Better Academics and Improved Health

A Year Later: Better Academics and Improved Health

"Before [the] implementation of this spring, getting water was very difficult and tiresome because you could stay at the spring for [a] long time in order to fetch water," said nine-year-old Margret K. "Moreso, children like us [were] given [the] opportunity last to fetch water because the elder ones [were] thinking we might make water dirty on the...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Students' Academic Performance Improved!

A Year Later: Students' Academic Performance Improved!

"Water was so scarce, we used to come with water to school each morning, which was tiresome," said Cynthia, a 17-year-old student at Makunga. Having clean water on the school campus has made a difference for her. "Getting water now is very easy since we just have to open the tap and water comes out." "This has helped me to stay in class enough an...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later:

A Year Later: "We Look Smart!"

According to Principal Archippus Mwinzi, life at St. Paul Waita Secondary School before the installation of their rain tank was difficult. There were both "serious water shortages" and a lot of "tension when there [was] no water among the students." But now? "Currently, there are no issues because water is available," Archippus said. "Sanitation h...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Clean Latrines, Timely Meals, and Better Concentration

A Year Later: Clean Latrines, Timely Meals, and Better Concentration

“Before the construction of the water tank here in school, we were served with very little water for our personal uses such as bathing, washing our uniforms, and performing our duties of cleaning the classrooms, latrines, and dormitories. We encountered very many challenges to acquire clean drinking and at times the water bowsers would really del...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: No Queues, More Play!

A Year Later: No Queues, More Play!

“Water along this river would only flow for a short period of time throughout the year. Community members had to dig scoop holes to get water for use at their homes which was quite strenuous. It was risky for me to fetch water because the holes were so deep. "At times, I would accompany my mother to the river as she came to wash our clothes then...