A Year Later: "I no longer worry about water"

December, 2022

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

A Year Later:

"Before this borehole was drilled, we used to carry water from home. Carrying water every day to school, plus books, was a tedious experience. You [would] arrive at school exhausted and sometimes late. This made you not [able] to concentrate in class the rest of the day," said 14-year-old Felisters A., who we spoke to when first visiting the school.

Since students could not carry enough water to meet their needs, Felisters and her classmates would then be sent out to collect more during their class time, missing valuable learning. But now, the situation has changed.

"I no longer worry about water," said Felisters. "[I] now carry only books [to] school. I arrive in school early, energized [and] ready to learn."

"This water point has enabled me [to] achieve my target grade last term. The time that we used to be sent out to search for water, we now use that time to study. I have improved greatly in my studies because of the availability of water in the school compound. Next week I will be sitting for my final exams in primary school. With the hard work I have put in my studies, I believe [I] am going to pass and enroll into the high [school] of my dreams," concluded Felisters.

See The Water Project in Felisters's Community »

When you invest in The Water Project, you're investing in people like Felisters. Your gifts help us reach more communities with the gift of clean, safe water. And every drop helps unlock potential.

Read More Stories From the Field »