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 - A Year of Growth for Nahun Drive

A Year of Growth for Nahun Drive

It has been just about a year since The Water Project and Mariatu's Hope began working with the community at Nahun Drive. A well was rehabilitated and the community received valuable training in sanitation and hygiene practices. Because of your generous gifts and our monthly donors, partners are...

See the Impact of Clean Water - I'm a Fighter

I'm a Fighter

Isabella has seen it all. Last year her small community in Western Kenya had a horrible water problem. An unprotected, polluted spring, contaminated with disease, kept her entire community sick. She and her neighbors experienced water-borne illness, frequent sickness and an endless cycle of poverty. Sick kids miss school, and when the little money ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - What Life is like before Clean Water

What Life is like before Clean Water

Driving on the hilly slopes of Kilome Sub County in Makueni County Kenya, one sees beautiful lush green fields on both sides of the road. An effect of the ongoing rains (April-May) turned El Niño here in Kenya. From the road, you cannot imagine inhabitants of such green fields dotted with homes, churches and schools are struggling with access to c...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Meet Nduku

Meet Nduku

Nduku Muthoka is a bubbly young 12-year-old who attends Malaa Primary School in Makueni County, Kenya. Her school received a rainwater catchment system and handwashing stations in at the request of the Kithuani Self Help Group SHG in December 2015. The school is a public mixed day primary school with 361 pupils, 9 teachers and 2 subordinate staff...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Clean Water Equals Hope

Clean Water Equals Hope

Meet Abigail. A young girl from Kenya, now 18 years old, who had lost hope of pursuing her dreams until she had access to clean water. Abigail was only 16 years old when she joined Igunga Girl’s Secondary School. She had come from a school in the neighboring county which did not have any source of reliable, clean water. “It was tough for me an...