A Year Later: Kadasia Spring

September, 2018

People now have a reliable source that produces safe water even during the driest months of the year.

A Year Later: Kadasia Spring

A year ago, generous donors helped protect Kadasia Spring for Handidi Community in Kenya. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow 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 Jonathan Mutai with you.

“I am happy and thankful for the protection of our spring,” Simon Amwaya, a 16-year-old boy who lives in Handidi, said.

“My life has changed because I don’t frequently get sick from waterborne diseases. This is because we now access clean and safe water.”

The whole community is happy with the protected spring. It is very easy to access and containers fill up quickly – even during the dry season. The waterborne diseases that derailed development here have drastically decreased. The clean and neat compounds seen as one enters this area is evidence that sanitation and hygiene have also improved.

“Since the protection of the spring, we are fetching safe clean water because the source is not exposed to any contamination. It is not like before where you could easily spot cow dung floating on the surface of the water, especially during the raining season,” Zachary Kadasia, the chair of the water user committee, said.

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 protected spring in Handidi is changing many lives.

People now are spending money on this that help their families improve their economic standing, rather than on medicine due to waterborne illnesses. The spring is well cared for, as is the area around it. All of this is proof of the value of the spring to the people living in Handidi.

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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