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.

See the Impact of Clean Water - Makale Primary School

Makale Primary School

I used to get water from the hand-dug well, and that was so hectic. I would crowd around the well with others, which was a hazard. When the well would dry up during the dry season, I had to get water from outside the school compound. Getting water from the new tank is so much easier. All I have to do is place a bucket at the tap, turn it on and ca...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Saride Primary School

Saride Primary School

It was tiresome and dangerous to get water before because the stream was not secure and had no barriers so someone could fall in. Now that there is a water tank, there is no more going to the stream, and our safety is secure. With sufficient water, we have extra time to study, and our performance has improved, and we clean our school properly. ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Friends School Vashele Secondary

Friends School Vashele Secondary

"Getting water was a big problem because we used to fetch water from a borehole at the primary school, and this aroused a lot of conflicts. We didn't have enough water for consumption and usage. Now it is easy, and I have enough time for studies, and this has changed my performance because I don't strain to go to the primary school to fetch water....

See the Impact of Clean Water - Friends School Ikoli Secondary

Friends School Ikoli Secondary

"Fetching water from the well was very scary for me. I always imagined that I might fall into the well while collecting water. We no longer waste time as we fetch water, and we don't worry about our safety as we get water. Now, I hardly get sick because I am not consuming unsafe water. Nowadays, I am more healthy, and my concentration in class ha...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Friends School Mahira Primary

Friends School Mahira Primary

"The lack of clean and safe water really contributed to poor performance at school. We spent much time on water collection. Collecting water is now easier, and enough water is available, which saves time. This has contributed to improvement in academic and hygiene standards at the school. I am achieving my dreams academically and in athletic activ...