A Year Later: Timbito Community, Wakamu Spring

October, 2018

Angeline Ainea says her life has changed in the year since Wakamu Spring was protected.

A Year Later: Timbito Community, Wakamu Spring

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect Wakamu Spring for Timbito 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 Jemmimah Khasoha with you.


This project helped bring changes to Timbito Community over the last year. People here have enjoyed a better life in terms of hygiene, sanitation, and reliable access to water.

The community members happily access clean and safe water quickly, and this gives them ample time to do their daily chores in their households and pursue other things.

“My life has changed in terms of fetching water easily and going back home for other daily chores,” 11-year-old Angeline Ainea said.

Jentrine Nanzala and Angeline Ainea

“I help my mother to do the housework very fast and then do my homework. I used to get in trouble for not finishing homework at school, but now I always have it done thanks to the time saved fetching water.”

The training that was conducted during the implementation of the project also had an impact. Many families have sanitation facilities in their homesteads and their compounds are clean – evidence the lessons taught were put into action.

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.

Rebecca Wakamu

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 Timbito is changing many lives.

Jentrine Nanzala with field officer Jemmimah Khasoha

“I have never had clean water and suffered so much when it comes to the health of my children. Every month I was visiting the hospital because of the health issues of my son and daughter. Every time I was told it’s typhoid,” water user committee treasurer Jentrine Nanzala said to us.

“I am very grateful because, since last year when the project was complete, I have never visited the hospital with my children.”

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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