Evelyn's Life is Simple, Thanks to Clean Water!

June, 2024

A year ago, your generous donation helped the Ivola Secondary School in Kenya access clean water – creating a life-changing moment for Evelyn. Thank you!

Evelyn's Life is Simple, Thanks to Clean Water!

Last year, your gift unlocked the potential for a brighter future for Evelyn. Since then, she and the Ivola Secondary School of 332 students have had clean, reliable water. Your contribution has made a significant impact. Thank you for making a difference!

"Our health will be good always, [the] food cooked is good and life is always simple,"

- Evelyn.

Before the Well's Installation

Like many students in Kenya, 17-year-old Evelyn is responsible for collecting water to meet her daily water needs. Before last year’s water intervention, this task stole her time and negatively affected her.

Students wait at the spring before their well was installed.

Drinking the water caused severe consequences. Many in her community suffered from waterborne diseases that created health problems, affecting their daily lives. Limited accessibility also meant people wasted time collecting sufficient water to meet their needs. The difficult journey to collect water sapped their physical and emotional energy, creating roadblocks. For Evelyn in particular, it affected her ability to stay in school.

"We strained to get water. The spring we fetched water from used to overcrowd. The school fraternity and [the] entire community depended on it. We strained a lot on Fridays at [the] spring when we went there [as] the whole school to get water for thorough cleaning," shared Evelyn.

Since the Well's Installation

Your generous gift last year was much more than a simple donation; it was a powerful statement about your commitment to this community and Evelyn’s future. By supporting the water solution, you made clean water an everyday reality, fostering hope for a brighter future.

Evelyn at well.

Reliable and clean water lays the groundwork for improved health, education, and economic possibilities, allowing people to thrive. We frequently hear from those we interview that "water is life!"

"This borehole has plenty of water and [it is] clean. The waterpoint is near our classes. Pumping is easier and faster. We have sufficient time to do assignments [and] attend clubs and societies. We have enough time to do cleanliness and get home on time from school," Evelyn said.

The Future is Looking Bright!

A year ago, you made a difference for Evelyn and the rest of her school. This is just the first chapter of their story as access to clean water continues to improve their lives!

At The Water Project, we value sustainability and want to ensure that people continue to thrive. We commit to monitoring this project to ensure the water is always flowing and safe to consume. We inspect the system hardware, track water availability, conduct sanitary inspections, and collect water quality samples to identify risks. We work with our team on the ground to resolve them.

You gave Evelyn a crucial tool for achieving her dreams: access to clean water. Together, we can excitedly expect that with this precious resource, her enthusiasm and courage will help fulfill her dreams.

She has big plans for her future! Evelyn said,

"I wish to become a teacher and [do] advanced studies to be a lecturer and professor."


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