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: Matoma Nyumba Kumi Hand-Dug Well


A Year Later: Matoma Nyumba Kumi Hand-Dug Well

Since this project was completed, people have been asking to join our group because of the benefits they have seen: they’ve seen water brought closer to home, and the various trainings and exchange visits that we have been exposed to are things they’d love to take part in.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Matoma Nyumba Kumi Sand Dam


A Year Later: Matoma Nyumba Kumi Sand Dam

The water from the sand dam has enabled me to make bricks for constructing my house, and I sold 500 at eight shillings each and I got a total of 4,000 shillings. I used the money to pay for my school fees.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mikuyuni Muumoni Sand Dam


A Year Later: Mikuyuni Muumoni Sand Dam

My grandchild Cynthia Mwikali is in class eight and is ready to sit for her KCSE exams tomorrow. I am very optimistic about her good performance because she never wasted time like before, going to look for water for domestic use. She comes home from school and rushes for 10 minutes to get water, comes back, washes her school uniform, takes a bath and starts reviewing for her exams in time.

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


A Year Later: Kyandwiki Hand-Dug Well

The group members hope to install a community water tank at the nearby market, to which they would pipe and pump water from this well to sell to others. This would fetch good money for the group.

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


A Year Later: Kyandwiki Sand Dam

The water has boosted tree planting since the survival rate has increased compared to before. As you can see, our tree nursery is doing well and we are planning to transplant them to our farms

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


A Year Later: Kisaila Hand-Dug Well

When she would come home without water, this meant that we slept without cooking… but since the project inception, I find food ready. This enables me to eat, do my homework, then sleep early. My teachers have also commented on my performance and concentration in class and I am aiming to achieve higher marks in my next class.

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


A Year Later: Kisaila Sand Dam

Due to the water, we have established vegetable plots which provide us with vegetables, and our meals have increased from two meals a day to three meals.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Lurambi Church of Light


A Year Later: Lurambi Church of Light

Since the pump was installed on the well, I now know I am drinking clean water. And for that reason, I don’t suffer from diarrhea like before.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kakoyi Corner


A Year Later: Kakoyi Corner

We no longer have to wait for long to access the water. We are able to do other activities like farming because we have water available…

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


A Year Later: Kwa Mutunga Hand-Dug Well

My personal hygiene has improved and waterborne diseases like amoeba and typhoid have decreased since we drink treated water after the training my parents received. I have known how to store our drinking water and treat it before drinking. My school performance has increased because I don’t waste a lot of time going to fetch water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kwa Mutunga Sand Dam


A Year Later: Kwa Mutunga Sand Dam

We have planted vegetables at our homes which have improved nutrition for our families and they also fetch good income for buying other basic needs like clothes and paying school fees.

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


A Year Later: Mbindi Hand-Dug Well

I decided to start farming using water from the project, and I managed to grow spinach, kales and tomatoes. These vegetables we used to consume at home with my family and better yet, I could sell.

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


A Year Later: Mbindi Sand Dam

The project has enabled us to establish a tree nursery with almost 700 trees which we will sell towards the short rains and the income we will use to establish another nursery and cater for other family activities.

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


A Year Later: Yavili Hand-Dug Well

Now we fetch water nearer to our home, I usually run to the well. It takes me less than ten minutes to get back home, compared to the initial one hour which used to be tiring!

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


A Year Later: Yavili Sand Dam

But since the project implementation, access to water has become easy, providing clean water from a trusted source and from a short distance.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Deliverance Church


A Year Later: Deliverance Church

The lives of those using this water project have improved in terms of sanitation – the church is cleaned three times a week unlike before. The church members also get access to safe drinking water unlike before where people used to suffer from water borne diseases.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Katelleh Village


A Year Later: Katelleh Village

I always go to school on time and even the environment is clean, there are drying racks, cloth line and even our even our rubber that we use to fetched water are being cleaned before fetching water.

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


A Year Later: Mwangaza Secondary School

The water is very clean, safe for consumption by all people without worry of contracting any water related diseases. The environment is very clean, the students and the school has really worked to see to it that the place is kept very clean, thus providing an ample learning environment.

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


A Year Later: Itatini Hand-Dug Well

Before this project, we would travel long distances in order to search for water – but since it came we no longer waste time because it is less than half an hour to reach this water point.

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


A Year Later: Itatini Sand Dam

This has transformed our environment and our children never lack food or even basic needs because we sell the farm products and get money.

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


A Year Later: Givunji Spring

We have been able to get clean, safe drinking water for our household chores compared to the days when our water was contaminated which was a risk to us.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Peter Indeche spring


A Year Later: Peter Indeche spring

This community has embraced the water project and have fully owned it. Their water is still clean and the spring is in good working condition. This is encouraging as it is an assurance that the project will be sustained in order to benefit the current population and future generations.

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


A Year Later: Walibese Spring

It was still clear that the health and hygiene content delivered during the community engagement training bore visible and lifelong fruits. People were observed washing their containers before collecting water, just to stress a point on proper water handling.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: #1 Kamara Taylor Street 


A Year Later: #1 Kamara Taylor Street 

Before this project was constructed I normally go to the stream to fetch water to launder our clothes and bath before going to school so I always go to school late. The teacher would yell at me but we are now happy because these problems have been solved by access to safe water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Yinkaya Village


A Year Later: Yinkaya Village

As a student, we are the most beneficial students in this community through this water project, as we practice hygiene at home and school.