A Year Later: Maganyi Primary School

December, 2018

“My life has not been the same since the project was completed,” said 12-year-old Brevisious Lugadilo, who no longer misses school due to waterborne illnesses.

A Year Later: Maganyi Primary School

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to construct a rainwater tank for Maganyi Primary School 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 Wilson Kipchoge with you.

After the project was implemented last year, the beneficiaries have reliable access to safe, clean water at their doorstep unlike before when the students would travel far away to fetch water from a spring.

The students now wash their hands with soap every time they visit the latrines and before eating food prepared at the school. This is evidence that they are taking the lessons learned during hygiene and sanitation training to heart.

With the availability of sufficient water and enough latrines, the pupils concentrate more on their studies.

“Handwashing with soap is now a daily activity in our school,” said teacher Sheliah Msilivi. “The students really enjoy cleaning their hands after visiting the latrines and before eating the food provided at the school.”

Sheila Msilivi with Brevisious Lugadilo

Construction of the tank 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 Maganyi Primary School is changing many lives.

“My life has not been the same since the project was completed,” said 12-year-0ld Brevisious Lugadilo.

Brevisious Lugadilo and Diana Mukhono watering a school vegetable garden

“I drink very safe and clean water from the tank. Before the tank was constructed at our school, getting safe water was difficult so I fell sick every week. This made me miss very important lessons.”

Brevisious no longer misses class, and that is due to the tank that you helped fund a year ago.

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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