A Year Later: Shikhambi Community, Daniel Inganga Spring

October, 2018

“We are very grateful and we thank The Water Project for protecting our spring.” – Rice Russel

A Year Later: Shikhambi Community, Daniel Inganga Spring

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect Daniel Inganga Spring for Shikhambi 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 Joan Were with you.

Water contamination is a problem of the past, thanks to the protection of Daniel Inganga spring last year. This has led to fewer cases of diarrhea, especially in children under three years old, report community members.

“We are full of joy and very grateful since you protected our spring. We used to face many challenges in terms of contamination, but now we are sure of drinking clean water,” Sarah Opanga told us when we met her at the spring.

Sarah Opanga

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.

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 Shikhambi is changing many lives.

“Fetching water is now easy and we no longer see worms in the water,” 9-year-old Rice Russel said.

Rice Russel

“We are very grateful and we thank The Water Project for protecting our spring.”

The adults are now practicing good hygiene at home too. They handle the water properly and treat it before use. This can be attributed to the hygiene training that they received when their spring was being protected.

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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