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: 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...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: No more queuing!

A Year Later: No more queuing!

The people living in Shamoni Community suffered to find clean water before Shiundu Spring was protected last year. This hardship caused significant delays in their daily life. "When it rained, and I was at school, I could not access the water point because the spring [became] dirty. I could not take [a] bath and wash my uniforms until the followin...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Students' Time is Now Their Own!

A Year Later: Students' Time is Now Their Own!

Last year, students in Bukjakunga Primary School were dragging heavy containers of water with them to school, learning in dirty classrooms, and sent to fetch water at all hours, missing valuable class and recess time. "Pupils used to fetch water from a spring nearby every day, though some of the pupils could carry water from home, which was not su...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later:

A Year Later: "I am sure my dream will come to pass."

A year ago, the students of Lunyinya Primary School were fetching water three times a day from unprotected sources, yet the school still never had enough water to meet all of the staff and students' needs. Consuming the unsafe water also deteriorated the health and happiness of the entire school community. "Each morning, I was to carry water from ...