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: 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

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


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.

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


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

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: 7 Kamara Taylor Street


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.

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


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.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Michael Emakwale Secondary School


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.

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


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.

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


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.