A Year Later: Safer water to consume!

February, 2024

A year ago, your generous donation helped the Shisasari Itumbu Community in Kenya access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Christine. Thank you!

A Year Later: Safer water to consume!

Christine Shitote, 52, recalled what life was like in Shisasari Itumbu before her community's spring was protected last year.

"Before the construction of the spring, there were persistent occurrences [of] waterborne diseases. The contamination was very high," said Christine.

Collecting water is now less hazardous to their health since the spring's protection and the installation of a chlorine dispenser on site for Christine and the other community members in Shisasari Itumbu.

"I don't go to [the] hospital frequently as before. I use chlorine now after being taught the importance of clean water," continued Christine.

Having ready access to water from the spring has made a difference for Christine, allowing her to collect water and focus on other important activities quickly.

"General cleanliness in my household has improved. The project has really helped me. When it is dry season, I use the water to irrigate the crops. I will now use water for soap making and horticulture," concluded Christine.

Christine watering her crops.

Right now, there are others in neighboring communities that desperately need safe water access. Your support will immediately go to work to provide a clean water project - and we can't wait to introduce you to the next person you'll help.

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