A Year Later: Wanzuma Community

October, 2018

“Hope was indeed realized in our land as many of us never imagined that such a wonderful project could ever be implemented here.” – Mr. Abisaye

A Year Later: Wanzuma Community

A year ago, generous donors helped protect Wanzuma Spring for Wanzuma Community in Kenya. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow 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 Samuel Simidi with you.

People in Wanzuma Community can now access clean, safe water for their personal use. It is an improvement from the days when they used to access water from an unprotected source which put their health at risk.

“Ever since the implementation of Wanzuma Spring we have gained a lot and we do appreciate our donors for the mighty project implemented in our land,” Mr. Abisaye, chairman of the water user committee, said.

Mr. Abisaye

“As a community, we now enjoy using clean, safe water… Hope was indeed realized in our land as many of us never imagined that such a wonderful project could ever be implemented here.”

Our women and children are able to fetch water more efficiently due to the spring’s protection and accessibility.

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 Wanzuma is changing many lives.

“Accessibility to the spring is now easy compared to the days when the spring had not been protected. We now use the stairs to access the water point and this has been much faster,” said Faith Emere.

Faith Emere

“My performance at school has improved as I am able to create sufficient time for my studies.”

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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