A Year Later: Mulundu Community

December, 2018

“We used to fetch dirty water, but now we have access to safe, clean water which we use for drinking and to bathe at home,” said Bonface Ouko, a 16-year-old boy we met at the spring.

A Year Later: Mulundu Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect Fanice Mwango Spring for Mulundu 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 Faith Muthama with you.


Community members used to fetch water that was dirty, and it certainly couldn’t be used for drinking. But since the spring has been protected, the community members get clean, safe drinking water.

Drinking the spring’s water used to cause cases of diarrhea among community members, remembered farmer Rose Atira. She now reports that cases of waterborne illnesses have declined in her household thanks to the protected spring.

Rose Atira

The area around the spring is kept clean by its users. There is a schedule for people to come wash the spring every two days and cut the grass around the spring once a month. These activities help ensure that the water pouring out of the pipe is clean and safe for drinking.

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.

Bonface Ouko and Rose Atira

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 Mulundu Community is changing many lives.

“We used to fetch dirty water, but now we have access to safe, clean water which we use for drinking and to bathe at home,” said Bonface Ouko, a 16-year-old boy we met at the spring.

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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