Before we protected Ezekiel Mmasi Spring, collecting water in Chimoroni was dangerous and time-consuming. Community members drank contaminated water, even though they knew it made them ill.
"I one day fell and hurt my arm when fetching water at the unprotected spring after rains had rained. I was also wasting time queuing at the water point, time that could be used to read," said nine-year-old Shirlyne M.
But a year later, Shirlyne's day looks much different.
"I no longer queue to get water. I also don’t hurt myself when fetching water, no matter the weather situation. I also don’t fall sick from flu," Shirlyne said. "I have enough time to read, and I have improved in school."
With more time to focus on other things like reading, who knows how bright Shirlyne's future will be?