A Year Later: Lutali Community

November, 2018

“The project has helped reduce water and sanitation-related diseases.” – Agnes Esendi

A Year Later: Lutali Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect Lukoye Spring for Lutali 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 Jacklyne Chelagat with you.

This water project has gone a long way in improving the lives of people living in Lutali Community. It has really improved the health status of people here.

Initially, there were many reports of water and sanitation-related diseases such as typhoid and diarrhea. This not only affected the health of people but kept the community underdeveloped as many people were forced to use massive resources on medical treatment.

Agnes Esendi

“The project has helped reduce water and sanitation-related diseases,” Agnes Esendi told us during our visit to the spring.

“It has helped minimize time wasted waiting for water to settle before fetching, and it has improved the development status of the community.”

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 spring in Lutali is changing many lives.

“The project over the last year has played a good role in helping me improve in my academics,” Fidelis Shanguya, a 13-year-old student, said.

High-fives with Fidelis Shanguya

“I now attend my class lessons daily because my health status has improved and I am 100% ready to concentrate on academics.”

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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