A Year Later: Wuluvai Spring

November, 2017

“Nowadays we fetch safe, clean water which is free from any contamination, thus, we are not getting sick.”

A year ago, generous donors helped build a spring protection and sanitation platforms with the community near Wuluvai Spring in Western Kenya. Because of these gifts and contributions from our monthly donors, partners can visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the actual water project. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – we’re excited to share this one from our partner, Wilson Kipchoge, with you.

The community members are now able to access safe water and sound sanitation because of the protected spring. Before the project was initiated, many people used to consume contaminated water while others shared latrines with their neighbors.  The people of Wuluvai spring work tirelessly in their farms to ensure that they provide food for their families. The environment around the spring looks green and full of fresh air from the surrounding trees.

“I can really say yes my life has been changed by this project,” says community member Tokes Oyara. “Since last year, we are now able to use safe water from this protected spring. Also, some of us did not have our own latrines but since the introduction of sanitation platform, we have seen a very big difference.”

“Nowadays we fetch safe, clean water which is free from any contamination,” explains 9-year-old Joseph Kedemi. “Thus, we are not getting sick every now and then.”

The community could use more information on new techniques of overcoming emerging challenges regarding water and sanitation. The staff will be carrying out regular monitoring and evaluation to make any necessary interventions and will do more trainings when necessary.

The Water Project and our partners are committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by monthly donors, allows us to visit communities up to 4 times a year. Read more about our program and how you can help.



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