A Year Later: Ibinzo Secondary School

October, 2018

The girls at the school are happy with their reliable tank of water, especially because it is located near their dorms, providing convenient access to water throughout the day.

A Year Later: Ibinzo Secondary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to construct a rainwater catchment tank for Ibinzo Secondary School 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 Mary Afandi with you.

After the construction of the water tank, the students got access to safe, clean water for drinking and washing. In addition, the water tank was constructed near the dormitories and washrooms, making it very convenient to draw for various uses. Access to water has saved the time that was previously wasted looking for water.

“We are happy because the water tank was constructed near the dormitories and the water has been connected to the washrooms, making it much easier to access the water,” 16-year-old student Marureen Lumula said to us.

Maureen Lumula fetches water

Construction of the tank 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 tank at Ibinzo Secondary School is changing many lives.

“After the construction of the water tank, a lot of water is harvested from roof catchment, making it readily and conveniently available for the girls. This saves students’ time and allows them to concentrate on their academic work,” School Principal Esther Abel said.

Maureen Lumula and Principal Esther Abel

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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