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 - Giving Update: Kigbal Community


Giving Update: Kigbal Community

A year ago, you funded a well at Kigbal Community in Sierra Leone– creating a life-changing moment for M’balu Turay. Thank you!

See the Impact of Clean Water - Giving Update: Katung'uli Hand-Dug Well


Giving Update: Katung'uli Hand-Dug Well

A year ago, you funded a hand-dug well in Katung’uli, Kenya– creating a life-changing moment for Solomon Kyalo. Thank you!

See the Impact of Clean Water - Giving Update: Katung'uli Sand Dam


Giving Update: Katung'uli Sand Dam

A year ago, you funded a sand dam and hand-dug well system in Katung’uli, Kenya– creating a life-changing moment for Elizabeth Nduku. Thank you!

See the Impact of Clean Water - Giving Update: Womulalu Primary School


Giving Update: Womulalu Primary School

A year ago, you funded a rainwater tank at Womulalu Primary School in Kenya – creating a life-changing moment for Joan Mwenesi. Thank you!

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


A Year Later: Mitini Community

“The access of water has been made easy through the implementation of this water project in our community,” said Hannah Kasiola.

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


A Year Later: Katunguli Community

“We used to walk for 5 kilometers to fetch water from River Thwake. It was very far. Now, water is just a stone’s throw away,” said Daniel Mutula.

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


A Year Later: Katuluni Community

“I love my life now. I enjoy fetching water because the distance I cover is very short.” – Rachel Fundi, 28

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


A Year Later: Rwempisi-Amanga Community

People are drinking clean and safe water thanks to the spring protection built a year ago.

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


A Year Later: Karongo-Dum Community

The joy we saw on the face of Nicholas illustrates how the ease of getting water from the spring is making a difference in this community.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Katugo I-Alu Community


A Year Later: Katugo I-Alu Community

Alice Paska and her sister no longer travel long distances to drink dirty water. Now they have a reliable, safe water source near their home.

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


A Year Later: Abangi-Ndende Community

The water that Thomas Katwijuke drinks every day tastes great now that it comes from a protected spring!

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


A Year Later: Ejinga-Ayikoru Community

The dirty water that Alfred Sande used to clean his school uniform used to stain his fabric. Now that he uses clean water to wash his clothes, and for drinking, he goes to school healthy and in a neat uniform every day!

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


A Year Later: Rubona Kyagaitani Community

The community members are taking great care of the well by performing quarterly pump maintenance. This is evidence that the well is not only highly valued, but will continue to provide safe water here for generations to come.

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


A Year Later: Maiha-Kayanja Community

It used to take some community members more than 30 minutes to get water each time they needed it. With the well, they get clean water in just 5 minutes and can go on with their day!

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


A Year Later: Byebega-Kirisa Community

Kimari Night’s mother didn’t let her fetch water from the open water source due to concern about snakes, but now she lets Kimari get water from the nearby well any time she wants.

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


A Year Later: Rwentale-Kyamugenyi Community

Josephat says he no longer gets stomachaches ever since he began drinking clean water from the well.

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


A Year Later: Rubani-Kyawalayi Community

“I used to walk more than a mile to fetch water, so most times I came back home when it was dark,” said Frank Tumwesige. Now he can get water quickly at any time from the nearby well.

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


A Year Later: Kakubudu Community

“Thank you and may God bless you for giving back to communities here in Kenya.” – Ashely Lukatsiva

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: El'longo Secondary School


A Year Later: El'longo Secondary School

This tank has greatly improved life for these students. Positive changes over the past year have made the community very proud of their school.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Matsakha Community, Kombwa Spring


A Year Later: Matsakha Community, Kombwa Spring

The spring protection helped Kefa Kombwa save money over the past year and start a poultry business that will help generate an income for his family.

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


A Year Later: Luyeshe Community

“We are very happy with the project you constructed for us,” said Simon Simwa.

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


A Year Later: Gidagadi Primary School

Students used to waste time fetching unsafe water during the school day. Now they have plenty of clean water right on school grounds!

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


A Year Later: Iyenga Primary School

“We are indeed fortunate to have the project,” said Zebedee Alubitsia.

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


A Year Later: Mudete Community

The people we spoke with in Mudete all noted that they’ve saved time fetching water ever since their spring was protected.

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.