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: More Time to Read!

A Year Later: More Time to Read!

Before we protected Ezekiel Mmasi Spring, collecting water in Chimoroni was dangerous and time-consuming. Community members drank contaminated water, even though they knew it made them ill. "I one day fell and hurt my arm when fetching water at the unprotected spring after rains had rained. I was also wasting time queuing at the water point, time ...

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A Year Later: "Thanks to you, we have water in plenty."

Last year, the students of Utuneni Secondary School could only access water two days a week. So the school administration often bought water from unreliable, expensive vendors. This left the school with high bills and still not enough water. "Before the construction of this project, life was very hard," said 18-year-old Sarah N. "We didn’t have ...

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A Year Later: "I rarely miss schooling!"

"It was so hectic, especially carrying water and books in the morning when it is very cold," said 11-year-old student Iminza S., when describing what life was like for her before we installed a rain tank at her school last year. "Much of our time meant for studies was going to waste when [we were] sent for more water [at] a distant surface water [...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Better health and time to learn!

A Year Later: Better health and time to learn!

A year ago, life at Khaimba Primary School was challenging since students were constantly out of class, wandering the community in search of water. Not only that, but everyone suffered from water-related diseases from drinking the questionable water they worked so hard to find. When we asked 13-year-old student Dockson K. what it was like for him ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Clean Latrines and Hands!

A Year Later: Clean Latrines and Hands!

A year ago, the students of Kitagwa Secondary School had a hard time staying in class because of the school's water shortage. "Before, to get water was so challenging because I had to move out of the school looking for water with other students, thus resulting [in] wastage of time," said 17-year-old student Sarah O. "This was really affecting my h...