A Year Later: Isese Community

November, 2018

Improvements are immediately apparent upon visiting the community because people took the lessons learned about sanitation and hygiene to heart.

A Year Later: Isese Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect Sylvanus Spring for Isese 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 Betty Muhongo with you.

This water project has gone a long way in positively improving the life of each community member.

Access to clean and safe water for consumption has improved the health standards of people here. People we spoke with say that the financial resources that they used to pay for medication are now spent on other development activities.

Water committee Chair Mark Luvembe at the spring

As we visited some homes, we noticed sanitation facilities like compost pits, dish racks, clotheslines, and good bathrooms. This was a clear indication that people implemented the information taught in hygiene and sanitation training that took place alongside the protection of the spring.

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 Isese is changing many lives.

Veneranda Imbayi is a pupil at nearby Rosterman Primary School. She thanks God because she has enough time to do her school work both at school and at home.

Veneranda Imbayi and her friends at the spring

“My school also benefited from a water project implemented by The Water Project,” she said.

“Now, I have safe drinking water both at school and at home!”

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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