As we work to provide water, we're committed to helping people like you meet your global neighbors and to realize that we all share the same basic needs. We hope to break down stereotypes and the false distinctions between the so-called winners and losers, rich and poor, the needy and charitable, by introducing you to the people we serve with the respect and admiration they rightfully deserve.

These are stories of hope, told in the words of those who carry out this work every day - our friends in the field.




See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Big Plans for Secondary School!

A Year Later: Big Plans for Secondary School!

Potencia, 14,  shared what it was like before a rain tank was built at her school. "All we knew was carrying water from any water source out there. It was never easy because the heavy container would drag me behind, making me late for lessons." But for the past year, she and her classmates have been enjoying unrestricted access to clean water whe...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Less Waterborne Disease!

A Year Later: Less Waterborne Disease!

Wanzetse Spring in Bukalama Community was not a safe water source for 16-year-old Juliet or others in her community. She said, "The water was dirty, and it consumed a lot of time to fetch water." But since the spring was protected last year and is now providing safe, reliable water, things have changed for those living in her community. "There [ar...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Free From Waterborne Diseases!

A Year Later: Free From Waterborne Diseases!

Marie, 16, shared what it was like before her school had a new well installed last year. "It was very challenging as [a] pupil coming to this school during those dark days before this project was completed. Our school is located in a lonely place and for us to have water to drink during school hours was very difficult. It was affecting our learning...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: No Longer Embarrassed!

A Year Later: No Longer Embarrassed!

Mariana, 17, shared, "It was very disastrous for me as a kid growing up in such an environment where there is no water available to do our domestic works. We found it very hard because in the morning we had to go into the neighborhood to fetch water which had a negative impact on our education and hygiene and sanitation aspects." She continued by ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Time Gained Makes Dream Possible!

A Year Later: Time Gained Makes Dream Possible!

Diana, a 16-year-old student at ACK St. Peter's Khabakaya Secondary School, shared the challenges she used to face before the water tank. "Before this project, we used to come to school a bit earlier than usual, then go out of the school compound to look for water from a nearby stream. Sometimes the water fetched was not clean and safe for drinking...