A Year Later: Futsi Fuvili Community, Patrick Munyala Spring

December, 2018

The clean water at the spring has helped 11-year-old Stella Anne keep her school uniform clean, and as a result she was just named a sanitation and hygiene leader at school.

A Year Later: Futsi Fuvili Community, Patrick Munyala Spring

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect Patrick Munyala Spring for Futsi Fuvili 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 Jemmimah Khasoha with you.

Life for people here has improved both health-wise and economically. All of this change has been thanks to the clean water flowing from Munyala Spring, as well as the hygiene and sanitation training held last year.

“Our children now attend school daily due to reduced cases of stomachaches. We no longer have waterborne diseases like typhoid and cholera due to the availability of clean water,” said Naomi Osula to us during a recent visit to the spring.

Naomi Osula

During the dry season this year, the community members were still able to water and grow vegetables due to the availability of water at the spring.

“Our agricultural practice has improved, for people have a lot of time to plant a variety of crops knowing water is available all the time,” Ms. Osula added.

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 project in Futsi Fuvili is changing many lives.

“I am so happy because I now get clean water which I use to wash my uniform and as a result I was chosen as the cleanest pupil at my school,” said 11-year-old Stella Anne. “It is because of this that I was appointed the sanitation and hygiene leader in my school!”

Stella Anne and Field Officer Jemmimah Kohasoha

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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