A Year Later: Dreams of creating a farm!

May, 2023

A year ago, your generous donation helped Kyamwau Community in Kenya access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Mutunga. Thank you!

A Year Later: Dreams of creating a farm!

Mutunga, 12, recalled what life was like in Kyamwau before his community’s sand dam and shallow well were implemented last year.

"Before the construction of this project, life was very hard. We used to get water from very far [away] at a spring called 'Kwa Nguli.' The trek took us four hours, depending on the situation at the spring. Sometimes half a day would be spent looking for water," said Mutunga.

"We did not have enough water for maintaining our hygiene and sanitation as well as for watering our trees and other crops on the farm. The water was not safe for drinking."

But life is much more hopeful for Mutunga and the other community members in Kyamwau now.

"Now, I enjoy fetching water from this shallow well point. It feels like magic to me as it's very convenient. We enjoy washing clothes with the clean water. I am very happy about this project, and the source has made me realize the goodness of having clean water near us,” said Mutunga.

Having ready access to water from the well has made a difference for Mutunga, allowing him the opportunity to enjoy collecting water.

“When I grow up, I plan to cultivate my own farm using water from this project to improve my life. I plan to plant kale and tomatoes for sale," concluded Mutunga.

Thank you for helping Mutunga access clean water and dream about possibilities in the future.

Right now, there are others just like him in neighboring communities that desperately need safe water access. Your support will immediately go to work to provide a clean water project - and we can’t wait to introduce you to the next person you’ll help.

Mutunga standing in front of a garden.

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