A Year Later: Tsivaka Community

October, 2018

“As a housewife, I am now so happy that I have plenty of clean water for my entire family.” – Leah Joshua

A Year Later: Tsivaka Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect Wefwafwa Spring for Tsivaka 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 Christine Luvandwa with you.

The community is very happy to have experienced a full year of clean water. This spring protection yields clean water that is used for drinking, washing, and cooking. This, they say, has improved their health incredibly. In addition, the construction of new toilets has led to a decrease in cases of open defecation in this community.

“As a student in high school, I used to spend a lot of time getting water for my family after leaving school in the evening since we stay far,” 15-year-old Milldred Lumbasi said to us while visiting the spring.

Milldred Lumbasi

“It usually takes me a 20-minute walk to the spring and most of the time I would wait in long queues. Since the spring was protected and a permanent pipe was fixed, I do not have such problems anymore.”

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 Tsivaka is changing many lives.

“As a housewife, I am now so happy that I have plenty of clean water for my entire family. This is a blessing to me since the duty of getting clean water for the household is entirely my duty,” Leah Joshua said.

Leah Joshua

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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