Stories from the Field

Water doesn't change anything. People Do.

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 Later:

A Year Later: "The well has impacted my life by providing safe and pure drinking water."

Hawa Sesay, 35, recalled what life was like in the Mayonkoh Community before her community’s well was implemented last year. "As a farmer, fetching water before was not easy, especially in the dry season. Before the completion of this project, the swamp was our only source to fetch water. It was time-wasting to fetch water during that time," s...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Safer water to consume!

A Year Later: Safer water to consume!

Christine Shitote, 52, recalled what life was like in Shisasari Itumbu before her community's spring was protected last year. "Before the construction of the spring, there were persistent occurrences [of] waterborne diseases. The contamination was very high," said Christine. Collecting water is now less hazardous to their health since the spr...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later:

A Year Later: "This water point indeed has really impacted our lives positively . . ."

William S., 16, recalled what life was like at Esokone Secondary School before his school's well was installed last year. "We used to suffer because most of the time, we would miss remedial classes to get water used for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. This was never enough, so we could go more than two trips per person. Most of the time, we cou...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later:

A Year Later: ". . . I don't have any worries about the water."

Everlyne Uside, 40, recalled what life was like in the Malimali Community before her community’s spring was protected last year. “Fetching water from this water point was really a problem. The area had stones which were difficult to stand on when fetching water, and at some point when it's rainy season, they were slippery. These difficulties...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Time to Focus on Academics!

A Year Later: Time to Focus on Academics!

Phanice K., 17, recalled what life was like in the Mukavakava Community before her community’s spring was protected last year. “Getting clean water from this source was really a great challenge. The area was overcrowded by people. It was difficult to collect since it had no collection area and most of time you could see floating waste on [th...