A Year Later: Bumavi Community

August, 2018

“I now go to school without fear of being sick – which has made me do well in my exams.” – Faith Khasoa

A Year Later: Bumavi Community

A year ago, generous donors helped protect Shoso Mwoga Spring for Bumavi Community in Western Kenya. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow teams to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the water project over time. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – we’re excited to share this one from our partner, Wilson Kipchoge, with you.


This community very much enjoys using safe water from the protected spring. This water has made them healthy and strong.

“Our community members consume safe, clean drinking water without fear of getting water related diseases like typhoid, cholera and dysentery,” Mr. Patrick Masambaga said.

The compounds of this community now look very clean, all attributed to the training that was done for community health volunteers and the water user committee.

“The slabs that were given to five community members have really helped improve our sanitation status. Many households have started practicing hygiene for a cleaner community, like having compost pit and putting up latrines and clotheslines,” Mr. Masambaga added.

Patrick Masambaga

Protection of this spring is only one step along the journey toward sustainable access to clean water. The Water Project and WEWASAFO (our trusted local partner) are committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by donors like you, allows us to maintain our relationships with communities by visiting up to 4 times each year to ensure that the water points are safe and reliable.

This is just one of the many ways that we monitor projects and communicate with you. Additionally, you can always check the functionality status and our project map to see how all of our water points are performing, based on our consistent monitoring data.

One project is just a drop in the bucket towards ending the global water crisis, but the ripple effects of this project are truly astounding. This functional spring in Bumavi Community is changing many lives.

“As a school-going child, I have seen a lot of differences since we had our spring protected,” Faith Khasoa, a 14-year-old girl, said.

“I now go to school without fear of being sick – which has made me do well in my exams.”

Patrick Masambaga and Faith Khasoa

This is only possible because of the web of support and trust built between The Water Project, WEWASAFO, the community, and you. We are excited to stay in touch with this community and support their journey with safe water.

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