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: Futsi Fuvili Community


A Year Later: Futsi Fuvili Community

Community members in Futsi Fuvili are working together to improve each other’s lives, thanks to the protected spring and what they learned about improved sanitation and hygiene.

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


A Year Later: Shikoti Community

The impact of access to safe water on Shikoti Community was apparent the moment we arrived.

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


A Year Later: Visiru Community

Collecting water is quicker and safer for Irene Jepnyango now that Kitanga Spring is protected.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Isaac Spring


A Year Later: Isaac Spring

Alvin Shiakachi no longer misses school waiting in long lines to collect unsafe water. Now, he has clean, safe water.

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


A Year Later: Eluhobe Community

Michael Omuchina’s mother used to tell him to make sure not to collect any dirt when fetching water. Now he doesn’t have to worry about that thanks to the reliable protected spring in Eluhobe.

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


A Year Later: Irungu Community

Collecting water used to be a time-intensive activity for people living in Inguru, Kenya. But a year with a protected spring has unlocked that lost time, allowing families to open small businesses and children to study more.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Tintafor, Police Barracks, C Line


A Year Later: Tintafor, Police Barracks, C Line

The nearby swamp used to be the most reliable source of water, until this well. Now people get safe water from this well year round.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Tintafor, Officers' Quarters


A Year Later: Tintafor, Officers' Quarters

The hygiene and sanitation levels in this community have noticeably improved!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Benke Community, 12 Brima Lane


A Year Later: Benke Community, 12 Brima Lane

This community has reliable water from a well that no longer goes dry!

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


A Year Later: Petifu Junction Community

Sinah Sesay used to lose time at school to fetch water before the rehabilitation of this well. Now she does not have to worry about getting clean water and traveling a long distance to fetch it.

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


A Year Later: Mbindi Community

Farmers are seeing improved crops and families have better access to water, all thanks to the constructed dam and well.

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


A Year Later: Emabungo Community

“I love to come to the spring to help my mother to fetch water because she needs a lot of clean water to care for our young baby.” – 12 year-old Angel Makokha

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


A Year Later: Shitungu Community

When the pipe at the spring broke, the community members repaired it on their own – evidence that this spring is highly valued since it provides reliable water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Andrea Kong'o Spring


A Year Later: Andrea Kong'o Spring

Agnes Lung’atso does not have to spend hours collecting water each day now that the spring is a reliable source!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mwikholo Spring


A Year Later: Mwikholo Spring

“Fetching water here as been so easy and enjoyable!” – Vivian Wanjofu

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


A Year Later: Mutambi Community

Florence Chelegat now spends her money on things that meet her daily needs, not medicine to treat waterborne illnesses.

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


A Year Later: Bumavi Community

“I now go to school without fear of being sick – which has made me do well in my exams.” – Faith Khasoa

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


A Year Later: Mwinaya Community

The incidence of waterborne diseases has decreased in this community, largely thanks to safe, reliable water access.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year After: Kilingili Primary School


A Year After: Kilingili Primary School

“Sanitation and hygiene challenges we faced before are now a forgotten story. The school compound looks so pleasant and good with the presence of a very big tank and new latrines.” – Headteacher John Temba

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


A Year Later: Bumuyange Secondary School

“We are happy because our students are no longer sharing pit latrines with the primary school kids as it was before.” – Mr. Geoffrey Anaya

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year After: Friends Makuchi Secondary School


A Year After: Friends Makuchi Secondary School

It is without a doubt that the project has brought positive change to the school.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year After: Nyira Community


A Year After: Nyira Community

The protection of this spring and a tragic accident put on display how the people living in Nyira Community come together to support one another.

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


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!

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


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

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


A Year Later: Shitoto Community

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