A Year Later: Litali Spring

December, 2017

This project has really helped us for we used to have conflicts, but now we are living in peace with everyone. It is so peaceful that we can now send our children to fetch water too.

A year ago, generous donors helped protect Litali Spring in Musiero Village, Western Kenya. Because of these gifts and contributions from our monthly donors, partners can visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the actual water project. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – we’re excited to share this one from our partner Jemmimah Khasoha with you.


Life for community members using Litali Spring has changed positively in many different ways. After the training on different topics, we can see great change in hygiene and sanitation; the community members put into practice everything they were taught. They still have dish racks, treat drinking water, latrines are kept clean and are fitted with improvised hand-washing containers.

Samson Oyombo

Most of the community members are composting, which helps them with their kitchen gardens.

Jemmimah met with Samson Oyombo at the spring to talk about how its clean water has impacted life here. “The biggest change we have experienced since last year is safe water, allowing us a lot more time to do development activities. For the first time ever we are not waiting in long lines for water.

Another change we have experienced is that we do not hear of the cases of stomach diseases like diarrhea that we usually had. I can therefore say that the project has brought great change to each one of us and we are very grateful,” he shared.

Eunice Akoth

19-year-old Eunice Akoth arrived to fetch water. She chimed in, saying “My life has changed. First, I get clean, safe and sufficient water easily. Before we used to wait for long to get water. I am able to do my farming work on time, for we were also taught about kitchen gardening. I have also extracted myself from all of the gossip and rumors that used to go on as we waited to get water. This project has really helped us for we used to have conflicts, but now we are living in peace with everyone. It is so peaceful that we can now send our children to fetch water too.”


The Water Project and our partners are committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by monthly donors, allows us to visit communities up to 4 times a year. Read more about our program and how you can help.



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