A Year Later: "The water we drink is clean and safe."

December, 2022

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

A Year Later:

Last year, collecting water from Kaikai Spring was challenging for eight-year-old Albert.

"Getting water before was very difficult," said Albert.

"Most of the time, the water point was crowded. This would make you wait for [a] long [time] before fetching water. The water that you fetched will not be clean because people ahead of you have dirtified it. Since you have no option, you have to fetch that water [for] home. It was worse during the rainy season because the water was always [dirty] and the way very slippery. I remember falling down while trying to fetch water."

But since the spring was protected last year, access is easier, and Albert now actually enjoys collecting water.

"Getting water now is easier and fun. There are no queues at the water point. Anytime my mother sends me to fetch water, I gladly go. The stairs have made accessing water to be easy and [it is] fun walking down the stairs. The water we drink is clean and safe. I no longer suffer from stomachache diseases. [I] am healthy and happy," said Albert.

"Being in good health always has enabled me to stay in school throughout. No absenteeism because of sickness, and this has helped me improve my grades. I have also made many friends at home since I have enough time to play and socialize," concluded Albert.

Albert and a friend drinking water from the spring.

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