A Year Later: "Getting water is so much joy!"

December, 2022

A year ago, your generous donation helped Muroni Primary School in Kenya access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Comfort. Thank you!

A Year Later:

"For me, I can say it was a punishment every day when I used [to] come [to school] with water from home. Now we have been given [a] new school system where we also carry a lot of things from home that will be used during lessons. Carrying water and my learning tools used to hurt me very much," said 12-year-old Comfort M., who we spoke to when we initially visited the school.

But now things are different for Comfort and her classmates with a rain tank on their school campus.

"Getting water is so much joy!" said Comfort.

"I can tell you we have a very active drama and choir club. We dance a lot. If you stick around, you will see us practice after classes before we go home. after singing and dancing vigorously, we easily get water from the water tank," said Comfort.

When we asked Comfort about her plans for the future, she had only one thing on her mind—and it wasn't fetching water!

"Practice and practice and practice for the coming December competition of all the schools nationwide," Comfort said. "Since we have water to drink, we drink, relax, [and] then continue practicing. My goal is to take my team to a final competition, win, and greet the President [of] our nation, and there we have his ears to better our school."

Drinking water after dancing.

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