A Year Later: Murumba Community

September, 2018

The spring provides ample water and high-quality water in Murumba Community, say residents.

A Year Later: Murumba Community

A year ago, generous donors helped protect Muyokani Spring for Murumba 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 Mary Afandi with you.

Before the spring was protected, members of the community used contaminated water to meet their daily needs. Disease outbreak was a prevalent occurrence among those living around the unprotected spring, forcing the people to pay more for medical care. After the protection of the spring and the training carried out, the area around the protected spring is clean and well-maintained. Disease is no longer common. The protection of Muyokani Spring, to a great extent, contributed to this change.

“The spring benefits many people from within the community and the neighboring communities,” Margaret Atieno said.

From left to right: Mary Afandi, Sophia Amurale, Margaret Atieno

“We now have enough water in terms of quantity and quality. Disease prevalence has greatly improved because the people now consume safe and clean water from the protected spring.”

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.

Our most recent monitoring survey picture from Muyokani Spring.

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 Murumba Community is changing many lives.

Sophia Amurale

“The water from the protected spring is clean and safe,” 16-year-old Sophia Amurale said. “It is used for washing, cleaning, bathing, and drinking. There are no outbreaks of diseases among the community members because of access to safe and clean water.”

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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