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.

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A Year Later: Wamuhila Community

Rita Andesia’s family used to spend money on medicine to treat waterborne illnesses, but now they buy kerosene that allows Rita to study after dinner. Clean water has helped Rita improve her academic performance!


A Year Later: Handidi Community

“I used to miss several classes due to waterborne diseases that were common in the area… Since completion of the spring, I can’t remember the last day or month I had a headache.” – Augustine Mateo, a 13-year-old student


A Year Later: Shitoto Community

“With clean water from the spring, we now have time to focus on our personal development.” – Mrs. Brenda Mukhalia


A Year Later: Kidinye Community

Eugene Ngatha, an 11-year-old boy, says he can now sit and concentrate in school, and this has led to increased performance in examinations.


A Year Later: Shiamala Community

“The protection of the spring and water improvement methods that we learned during training have enabled us access safe and clean drinking water. Diarrhea, stomachaches, and outbreaks are things of the past now.” – Rose Achina


A Year Later: Rosterman Primary School

We are happy our pupils no longer carry water from their homes to school as it was before. They are now accessing safe, clean drinking water which can also be used for cleaning on a regular basis.


A Year Later: Robert Chemase Spring

Since the protection of the Chemase Spring, people living in this community are not the same. Their compounds are very clean, and they wash their hands after visiting latrines.


A Year Later: Ewamakhumbi Primary School

The population of the school has increased from 1,161 to 1,400 because of the facilities that were constructed in the school. Sanitation has also improved.


A Year Later: Ebwambwa Secondary School

The lives of the students at Ebwambwa have improved due to reduced water borne diseases that initially hindered academic performance. This was because much of their time was used to seek medication rather than studies.


A Year Later: Staus Amayuka Spring

We are now enjoying using safe water from the spring which is now our only safe source available in this area. Water related diseases that previously disturbed us are now gone.


A Year Later: Andrea Mutende Spring

Building the staircase has really helped them maintain the cleanness of the spring and also accessibility to the water point. Spring protection has helped reduce cases of waterborne diseases which was experienced before.


A Year Later: Ahmadiya Muslim Primary School

Life at this school has improved because pupils have been suffering for clean and safe water, and even the community members have been undergoing the same struggle. Since this project was completed they now have access to safe pure and clean water to drink!


A Year Later: 7 Kamara Taylor Street

Before this pump was constructed our children and wives normally woke up very early in the morning to fetch dirty water.


A Year Later: Chambiti Secondary School

There is sufficient clean water in our tank so students no longer have to walk to fetch water from the nearby spring. Students are even able to observe personal hygiene (like hand-washing) due to the training they attended on sanitation and hygiene.


A Year Later: St. Michael Emakwale Secondary School

The biggest change experienced is availability of water throughout the term. This has helped us run daily activities without struggle. The classes are clean, and the problem we used to have of sickness due to dust is no more.


A Year Later: Iguyio Primary School

Now we have access to clean water for drinking and we no longer waste studying time going to the river.


A Year Later: Simboyi Community

Since the completion of the spring protection, there have been minimal cases of waterborne diseases among residents. People now know the best ways of treating water and now see the importance of using covers to cover their water containers.


A Year Later: Shitaho Community

Health has positively improved, and thus many resources that used to be spent on medication are now used for other developmental activities.


A Year Later: Ibubi Primary School

Comfort is so much grateful to the water project because it is through its initiative that she has grown as an individual. As the WASH president, the young girl has developed confidence over time.


A Year Later: Litali Spring

This project has really helped us for we used to have conflicts, but now we are living in peace with everyone. It is so peaceful that we can now send our children to fetch water too.


A Year Later: Ogola Spring

These days, less time is spent and more is used for studying. My grades have improved!


A Year Later: Ekarakaveni II-Androsi Community

The old open water source definitely caused diseases like running stomachs… But we never experience such difficulties these days since now we have a protected spring. The water is very clear throughout the year and it does not smell. It is safe for drinking.


A Year Later: Eburenga Primary School

The water supply is now reliable and sufficient. Pupils have enough time for academic work. The water tank and latrines are well maintained by the school community.


A Year Later: Rwempisi-Zakayo Community

My two-year-old breast-feeding baby boy was always attacked by skin rashes which were a result of contaminated water from the open source. The baby’s skin is now okay after bathing in the spring water, which makes me happy and thankful for the water point.


A Year Later: Matende Primary School

Before its construction, we used to fetch water from a nearby river to clean our toilets and classrooms. Now, we have access to clean water for drinking and we no longer waste studying time going to the river.