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: Enough Water Sources for Everyone

A Year Later: Enough Water Sources for Everyone

Before we rehabilitated the well in Tintafor, throngs of impatient people surrounded the well each day. There weren't enough sources to serve this busy community, which made life difficult for kids like Ibrahim who were sent to get water for their families. "I was feeling bad as a kid," said 13-year-old Ibrahim. "Each time I came to this water fac...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: No More Sleepless Nights!

A Year Later: No More Sleepless Nights!

"It was like hell for me living in this community," said Hasfatu, a 45-year-old housewife, speaking of the time before we rehabilitated Masoila community's well last year. Masoila's well would dry out for several months out of each year, making life a challenge for those responsible for fetching water there - the women and children. "That was the...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: No More Absenteeism!

A Year Later: No More Absenteeism!

Before Shianda Community's spring was protected, its people had to wait for the sediment stirred up from the bottom of the spring to clear each time they filled their jerrycans to avoid drinking dirty water. "Accessing water was really a big problem," said Sheila M., 14. "[I] spent so much time collecting water, which was not really easy, as I wai...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later:

A Year Later: "It's Like Magic."

We asked 13-year-old student Muuo to tell us about his life before we completed the construction of the sand dam and shallow well in his community. “Before the construction of this project, life was very hard," said Muuo. "We used to get water from very far [away] and the water was not very safe for drinking. We did not have enough water for mai...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Improved Food Security!

A Year Later: Improved Food Security!

Bonface Kilonzo, a 22-year-old farmer, shared what life was like before a sand dam was installed in his community last year. “Water scarcity in this area was extremely rampant and forced us to walk several kilometers to purchase water from the distant borehole, which was mostly overcrowded and could dry up during the long drought periods. The acq...