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: Ebuhando Community


A Year Later: Ebuhando Community

Protection of Christopher Omasaba Spring has brought hope to Ebuhando Community – a fact made evident by our recent visit.

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


A Year Later: Shitungu Community, Makale Spring

“We have access to safe and clean water. The water from the protected spring is used for washing, cleaning, bathing, and for drinking,” said Doreen, 12.

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


A Year Later: Lutonyi Community

Waterborne illness no longer keeps Michelle Andeka and her classmates out of school because they now have safe water at Shihachi Spring.

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


A Year Later: Shiamboko Community

“Protecting this spring is the greatest thing that has changed my life.” – Emily Amwai

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


A Year Later: Kakubudu Primary School

Kakubudu Primary School is clean and the students spend the whole day in class, all thanks to the rainwater tank installed last year.

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


A Year Later: Lugango Community

Now that it is easier and faster to collect water from the protected spring’s pipe, Derick only makes a few water trips on the weekend to help his mother.

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


A Year Later: Lelmokwo Boys Secondary School

“Availability of water within the school has enabled me to wash my hands daily, thus preventing hygiene-related diseases like cholera and diarrhea.” – 17-year-old student Eli Tuwei

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


A Year Later: Tulon Secondary School

The success of the tank and latrines constructed last year inspired the parents to construct a new dorm for the girls.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Matete Girls High School


A Year Later: Matete Girls High School

These high school girls no longer take water from the primary school now that they have their own rainwater tank.

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


A Year Later: Ebukanga Secondary School

“I am healthy and ready to study well and pass my exams!” – student Purity Shanize, discussing how the tank has changed his life

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


A Year Later: Essaba Primary School

“Our pupils no longer go out of the school to fetch water now that safe, clean water is available within the school.” – Deputy Headteacher John Amukowa

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


A Year Later: Bumira Secondary School

The school has improved and that is thanks to increased access to safe drinking water, toilets, sanitation knowledge, and handwashing facilities provided by the project.

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


A Year Later: Ilinge Primary School

“We are not required to carry water to school on a daily basis like it used to happen before this water project. Walking to school is now easy and less tedious, which has improved concentration levels in class.” – Kilonzo Munyao, 13

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


A Year Later: Ikaasu Secondary School

“The challenge of water is now a past story, since the new water project is providing us with enough clean water for drinking and running the school routine smoothly.” – Boniface Mutinda, 17

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


A Year Later: Bumini Primary School

Before this project, the school was at risk of closure due to lack of latrines. Today, the school is garnering praise from public health officials for the quality of their facilities.

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


A Year Later: Emulakha Primary School

Students spend more time studying rather than fetching water throughout the school day, all thanks to the rainwater tank right outside of their classrooms.

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


A Year Later: Mwiyenga Primary School

The school environment has noticeably improved over the past year, thanks to the ability to keep things clean with the water from the tank!

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


A Year Later: Mumias Central Primary School

Students spend less time fetching water and more time studying. As a result, the school had its best performance in the national exams.

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


A Year Later: Malaha Primary School

“The pupils are very happy because they are now accessing safe and clean water.” – Headteacher Dominic Barasa

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


A Year Later: Evojo Secondary School

Students no longer have to go out each day to fetch water for the school staff and kitchen, thanks to the rainwater tank on the school grounds.

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


A Year Later: Mukhuyu Community

Community members are working more on their farms to boost crop yields and improve the health of their livestock because they no longer waste time looking for clean water.

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


A Year Later: Handidi Community, Matunda Spring

Improvement is evident here, from the well-maintained spring to the presence of clotheslines and latrines in homesteads.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Peter's Compassion Primary School


A Year Later: St. Peter's Compassion Primary School

Students no longer wait in lines to access water and latrines, thanks to the rainwater catchment tank and latrines constructed a year ago.

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


A Year Later: Kyanzasu Secondary School

“This project has really improved my stay in the school as it has ended the water challenges experienced before.” – Mercy Kyalo, 15

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


A Year Later: Matheani Secondary School

“Life in school has become more fun and full of joy with the classes and latrines being clean, the learning is smooth, with high levels of concentration.” – Peter Kiilu, 17