A Year Later: Ebuhando Community

November, 2018

Protection of Christopher Omasaba Spring has brought hope to Ebuhando Community – a fact made evident by our recent visit.

A Year Later: Ebuhando Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect Christopher Omasaba Spring for Ebuhando Community in Kenya. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow our local 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 – and we’re excited to share this one from local team member Samuel Simidi with you.

The people living in Ebuhando are appreciative of the spring as it has brought hope to the community. After protection of the spring, the community members can access clean and safe water for their personal use and chores at home.

“We used to fetch water from a contaminated source which was a risk on our health,” Lai Baraka said to us in a recent interview while visiting the spring.

Lai Baraka

A visit to the various homes here says it all. We spotted at least one and often all of the sanitation facilities required in homes, such as clotheslines, dish drying racks, and latrines. These positive changes are due to the sanitation and hygiene training conducted in the area during the spring protection.

“During the sanitation and hygiene trainings, we did learn quite a number of things which actually we are implementing,” confirmed Mrs. Baraka.

“Before, a majority of us never considered both environmental and personal hygiene seriously. Now we are one hundred percent into it.”

Protection of the spring is only one step along the journey toward sustainable access to clean water. The Water Project is 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 spring in Ebuhando is changing many lives.

“Before implementation of the project, I used to spend much time at the spring as it was not easily accessible and also drawing water from it was a bit hectic. But now I am able to spend minimal time there and this has helped me spend more time on my studies,” explained 16-year-old student Susan Ojwang.

Susan Ojwang

This is only possible because of the web of support and trust built between The Water Project, our local teams, 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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