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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See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mudete Primary School


A Year Later: Mudete Primary School

The student garden looks great and the crops are doing well thanks to the availability of so much water in the rainwater tank.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mkunzulu Community


A Year Later: Mkunzulu Community

“Our neighbors who used to laugh at us as we tried to get water from our dirty spring before protection, are now admiring our spring.” – Shadrack Mwochi.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Irenji Community


A Year Later: Irenji Community

“Protecting the spring has helped in a big way.” – Bravin Mumala

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mulundu Community


A Year Later: Mulundu Community

“We used to fetch dirty water, but now we have access to safe, clean water which we use for drinking and to bathe at home,” said Bonface Ouko, a 16-year-old boy we met at the spring.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Shitoto Community, William Manga Spring


A Year Later: Shitoto Community, William Manga Spring

Easy access to safe, reliable water means women here spend little time fetching water and can focus on other family needs.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ebusiratsi Special Primary School


A Year Later: Ebusiratsi Special Primary School

The fruit of the project; the water tank, handwashing facilities, and latrines within the school compound have entirely reformed the institution.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Maganyi Primary School


A Year Later: Maganyi Primary School

“My life has not been the same since the project was completed,” said 12-year-old Brevisious Lugadilo, who no longer misses school due to waterborne illnesses.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Shiyabo Secondary School


A Year Later: Shiyabo Secondary School

The project is helping the school stand on its own. It no longer has to share facilities and classrooms with the primary school, said Principal Joyce Kisali.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Emusoma Primary School


A Year Later: Emusoma Primary School

The coming national exams are already stressful for Victor Oluwichi and his classmates, but he says he will “be at peace” while sitting for the tests because he does not have to worry about where to get water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Lureko Girls Secondary School


A Year Later: Lureko Girls Secondary School

Ashley Achieng had her best academic year ever and she attributes it to the fact that she spends her time studying and not fetching water during the school day.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Shibale Primary School


A Year Later: Shibale Primary School

“The water project has created a great passion for learning in me.” – Precious Adhiambo, 15

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Shikoti Community, Amboka Spring


A Year Later: Shikoti Community, Amboka Spring

“We no longer run in and out of hospitals with our kids because they fall sick less often.” – Bassiliano Amboka

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Simuli Community, Lihala Sifoto Spring


A Year Later: Simuli Community, Lihala Sifoto Spring

Rebecca Asiko says she no longer misses school due to illness since the protection of the spring.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Muhudu Primary School


A Year Later: Muhudu Primary School

“We have enough time for our studies and now we have improved in our academics.” – Wilikister Kageha, 14, student

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mtao Community


A Year Later: Mtao Community

“Now we have access to safe, clean drinking water!” – Mitchell Lumbasi, 12

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Emukhalari Primary School


A Year Later: Emukhalari Primary School

Time collecting water has been saved ever since the rainwater tank was constructed. Now students can concentrate more on their studies rather than on finding enough water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Namalenge Primary School


A Year Later: Namalenge Primary School

The school has improved in numerous ways, report our field officers. And that is due to the tank, latrines and handwashing facilities installed here a year ago.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Lukala Primary School


A Year Later: Lukala Primary School

“My life in this school has really changed since you installed the facilities,” said Columba Murono.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Elunyu Community


A Year Later: Elunyu Community

The community members are really happy about the project and hope that the donors and their partners will reach out to other needy communities.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Gidagadi Community, Anusu Spring


A Year Later: Gidagadi Community, Anusu Spring

Brighton Mudonyi no longer has to slide down the hill to fetch water from the spring thanks to the stairs installed as a part of the protection.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Irenji Primary School


A Year Later: Irenji Primary School

“Currently, we are experiencing nothing but the best,” said Deputy Headteacher Rodah Muhati.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Futsi Fuvili Community, Patrick Munyala Spring


A Year Later: Futsi Fuvili Community, Patrick Munyala Spring

The clean water at the spring has helped 11-year-old Stella Anne keep her school uniform clean, and as a result she was just named a sanitation and hygiene leader at school.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Malinya Girls Secondary School


A Year Later: Malinya Girls Secondary School

Teachers anticipate the students will perform better on this year’s national exams now that they spend more time studying thanks to clean water on school grounds.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Emusanda Community, Walusai Spring


A Year Later: Emusanda Community, Walusai Spring

“I want to sincerely pass my gratitude to you for reaching out to us.” – Angelina Omumia, village elder

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Buhunyilu Primary School


A Year Later: Buhunyilu Primary School

“I have confidence that we will perform better and be great leaders in the future.” – Rebeccah Migare, 12