A Year Later: Mahanga Community

September, 2018

A new generation of children in Mahanga Community will grow up never knowing dirty water and the diseases it carries, thanks to this spring.

A Year Later: Mahanga Community

A year ago, generous donors helped protect Omollo Spring for Mahanga 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 Erick Wagaka with you.

“Due to the availability of a safe water point that meets the need of the community members, there have not been any new cases of waterborne diseases,” Pauline Esendi said.

“This means that the community is now able to raise a generation of children who are less affected by childhood diseases and thus a healthy, productive and prominent nation is being manufactured.”

Pauline Esendi

She added that the time families used to spend fetching water is now saved, thanks to the water point and the fact that it both provides ample water. Others say that they are now using their saved time to work on their farms and keep their businesses open for longer hours. The spring is also so easy to access that children can fetch the water safely, freeing even more time for their parents.

Protection of this 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 Mahanga Community is changing many lives.

“The project has helped our family to enjoy safe, sound and reliable sanitation facilities,” 14-year-old Peter Ewoi said.

Peter Ewoi

“We benefited from the household sanitation platforms courtesy of the spring protection agenda. The training also helped me to appreciate the value of handwashing at critical times.”

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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