A Year Later: "It's Like Magic."

May, 2022

A year ago, your generous donation helped Mathanguni Community in Kenya access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Muuo. Thank you!

A Year Later:

We asked 13-year-old student Muuo to tell us about his life before we completed the construction of the sand dam and shallow well in his community.

“Before the construction of this project, life was very hard,” said Muuo. “We used to get water from very far [away] and the water was not very safe for drinking. We did not have enough water for maintaining our hygiene and sanitation as well as for watering our trees and other crops on the farm.”

But now, things are different. Muuo’s family has a thriving farm and enough water to keep themselves and their homes clean.

A view of the family farm.

“Now, I enjoy fetching water from this shallow well,” Muuo continued. “It feels like magic to me, as it’s very convenient. I am very happy about this project and the source has made me realize the goodness of having clean water near us.”

Finally, we asked Muuo about his plans for the future now that water is no longer among his worries.

“When I grow up, I plan to cultivate my own farm using water from this project to improve my life,” he said. “I plan to plant kales and tomatoes for sale.”

Muuo stands at the spout while a community member pumps water.

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