A Year Later: Emakaka Community

September, 2018

The protected spring is helping make life easier for people living in Emakaka Community.

A Year Later: Emakaka Community

A year ago, generous donors helped protect Abdi Kagunza Spring for Emakaka Community in 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 – and we’re excited to share this one from John Were with you.


“Before the spring was protected, fetching water used to be a tedious and stressful process,” Emelda Marcos, secretary of the water user committee, said.

“Since the spring was protected, we do not have to worry about the long evening queues at the spring.”

The spring protection is also having positive health impacts on the community. People are living healthier lives due to the availability of clean water, the installtion of new sanitation platforms, and the hygiene training that took place as a part of the spring protection.

Emelda Marcos

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 Emakaka is changing many lives.

“The spring is really helping us especially now that our hand-dug well is dry. We are able to fetch water and help our parents with the household chores like washing dishes,” 12-year-old Emmanuel Ondere said.

Emmanuel Ondere

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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