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: Ikoli Community


A Year Later: Ikoli Community

…we knew that our children were at risk of falling in the hole. Now, we do not have to worry anymore since the place is covered. Life in general is good to us especially women and children since the pump was installed on our well.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mukangu 1 Community


A Year Later: Mukangu 1 Community

There are no more back and chest pains since we no longer struggle with the rope and bucket to fetch water. Our home hygiene has improved, since we now drink clean water and no more waterborne disease outbreaks.

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


A Year Later: Muthei Primary School

Now we have enough drinking water in school which is clean. Cases of pupils falling sick while in school have gone down owing to the existence of safe water and improved levels of hygiene and sanitation. Life in school is now more fun, with plenty of water available for drinking and keeping us clean.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kumina Wauni Hand-Dug Well


A Year Later: Kumina Wauni Hand-Dug Well

Now I fetch water nearer to my home. It’s easy, less tiring, and fun. I only walk less than one kilometer compared to before when it was only my mum who could fetch water for the family. I feel happy helping my mum get water for the family.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Musunguu Community Hand-Dug Well


A Year Later: Musunguu Community Hand-Dug Well

We are thankful and grateful for this project because things like diseases have decreased and we can now afford three meals a day which come from our small plots in our home. I won’t fail to mention the improved performance for my children who no longer waste time going to fetch water but rather use the time to read and do their homework.

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


A Year Later: Lugusi Primary School

The water project has helped us use our time for studies. This has had a positive impact on the academic performance for pupils and the school in general. The project has promoted a mutual relationship between the school and the community, as community members now have access to the water point.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mukangu 2 Community


A Year Later: Mukangu 2 Community

My home is close to the well, so I don’t have to worry anymore. I do the rest of my activities not troubled of how I will get water. Even at night, I can still access water. I do not have water-related stress anymore.

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


A Year Later: Mache Primary School

The school has been able to continue building extra classroom blocks because water is available. This has saved us the cost of hiring donkeys to ferry water from outside. The project has also promoted a mutual relationship between the school, community and church.

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


A Year Later: Chimoroni Primary School

The project has helped in minimizing the outbreaks of waterborne diseases like typhoid, which were a threat to the school. We are now able to clean the latrines twice a day, hand-washing behavior is observed both by pupils and teachers, and the classrooms are frequently cleaned.

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


A Year Later: Kimanget Community

As a healthy people in a healthy community, we no longer spend most of our time in the hospitals. Instead, we spend time on our small farms planting and harvesting our crops. We can put food on the table for our families.

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


A Year Later: Machemo Community

Today, we are healthy and continue to enjoy the clean water from the rehabilitated well and our children attend school without issues.

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


A Year Later: Shitirira Primary School

This water that I drink is clean for consumption. I have improved more on my academics.

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


A Year Later: Makhwabuyu Community

With the pump in place, our husbands are willing to help us fetch water when necessary!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Stephen Eshihaka Secondary School


A Year Later: St. Stephen Eshihaka Secondary School

Since the water project came to our school last year and brought us a big tank, I have so much time to study and even plan my work minus the stress of going to look for water for use in the school.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kavumbu Community Hand-Dug Well


A Year Later: Kavumbu Community Hand-Dug Well

Initially, we’d walk seven kilometers to Miseke River in order to fetch drinking water, but now it tales less than 30 minutes.

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


A Year Later: Timbito Community

The sanitation and hygiene condition at the household level has also improved since the community members have the knowledge of proper water storage methods and food handling.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kavumbu Community Sand Dam


A Year Later: Kavumbu Community Sand Dam

My life has changed positively because initially I couldn’t plant vegetables, and I was just a casual laborer. I am now able to grow vegetables which I sell. This month, I have made 8,000 shillings…

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Masola Kaani Hand-Dug Well


A Year Later: Masola Kaani Hand-Dug Well

I am now able to concentrate more in class and sleep enough sleep because of reduced distance to water source.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Masola Kaani Sand Dam


A Year Later: Masola Kaani Sand Dam

The environment is very green and serene indicating that the people have utilized the water well.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Lung'u Secondary School


A Year Later: Lung'u Secondary School

More water is now available for the boarding students. Formerly, we had five liters per day. Now, we have 10 liters per day. This has improved student cleanliness.

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


A Year Later: Ndwaani Primary School

We have stopped carrying water to school, we clean our hands after visiting the latrines, and we now have enough clean drinking water!

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


A Year Later: Ndatani Secondary School

Cases of students falling sick while in school have gone down significantly, owing to the availability of a trusted water supply from the tank. The number of boarding students has gone up, as parents have confidence in the water supply system and are bringing many students on board.

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


A Year Later: Maiani Primary School

While coming to school last year before the tank, we’d carry water from home. We no longer do that because the tank has enough water for drinking, cleaning, and planting the trees.

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


A Year Later: Kavumbu Secondary School

General hygiene levels have improved, and the water tank saves the school 40,000 shillings a month in water costs. This money is now used to restock textbooks that help students perform well academically.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kyangundi Hand-Dug Well


A Year Later: Kyangundi Hand-Dug Well

This water has helped me construct my three bedroom house and now my home looks beautiful. I have also established a small garden with my favorite type of flowers.