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: Elukho Community


A Year Later: Elukho Community

“I feel healthier now that I know I am drinking safe water.” – Mary Khasiala

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


A Year Later: Virembe Primary School

“The Water Project has helped us a lot because we used to go far to fetch water and it really disrupted our studies because we wasted a lot of time instead of learning.” – 13-year-old student Silvia Khavere

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


A Year Later: Munzakula Community

Chebet Cheruto opened a small business recently thanks to the time saved on fetching water and money saved treating waterborne illnesses.

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


A Year Later: Bukhakunga Community

Spring users used to have to scoop dirty water from the natural spring. Now, they can fill their jerrycans directly from the pipe with clean and safe drinking water.

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


A Year Later: Walodeya Primary School

The school population has already grown by 100 students, and academic performance improved in the year since the project was completed, Headteacher Sammy Ingolo said.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Shitungu Community, Suleiman Spring


A Year Later: Shitungu Community, Suleiman Spring

The area around Suleiman Spring is clean and well-maintained, which is evidence of this water source’s importance to everyone living in Shitungu.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Marygoret Girls Secondary School


A Year Later: St. Marygoret Girls Secondary School

Students no longer have to travel to the community borehole and wait in long lines to collect water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Patrick's Ikonyero Secondary School


A Year Later: St. Patrick's Ikonyero Secondary School

Students at St. Patrick’s Ikonyero Secondary School used to waste time each morning collecting water from the nearby primary school, but now they have water on their school grounds that not only meets their daily needs, but provides enough for the school agricultural club to raise crops!

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


A Year Later: Emarembwa Community

The community members have shown a great improvement, and changes are immediately apparent when visiting homes.

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


A Year Later: Bushevo Community

The big hole at David Enani Spring used to scare James Enani, but he no longer worries after the spring’s protection last year. Now, he fetches water at any time of day without fear of falling.

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


A Year Later: Emukangu Primary School

The available water has helped change Deograciuos Ouma’s story. He says now he has plenty of time to study and achieve his dream of becoming a pilot.

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


A Year Later: Eshilakwe Primary School

“The rate of absenteeism among students has drastically decreased, causing their performance to increase.” – Headteacher Josphat Kihima

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


A Year Later: Kalenda Primary School

Students are happy and the school grounds are clean, thanks to the rainwater catchment tank and latrines constructed last year.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Kizito Lusumu Secondary School


A Year Later: St. Kizito Lusumu Secondary School

The tank and latrines that were built last year are well-maintained, evidence that this project is highly valued and has a major impact on the school!

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


A Year Later: Emurembe Primary School

“We can walk to school not heavily burdened with water.” – 16-year-old student Eunice Nyabera

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


A Year Later: Musudzu Primary School

Students are visibly happy, especially Caleb Musonye, now that they don’t have to waste time fetching water in the middle of their school day.

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


A Year Later: Hondolo Community

Alaxine Namusasi spent a lot of her childhood getting treated for various illnesses. That problem continued through her adulthood but is no longer an issue since the protection of Musila Spring.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ebung'ayo Community, Wycliff Spring


A Year Later: Ebung'ayo Community, Wycliff Spring

“As a community, we have never experienced the good health and prosperous development as we experience now, since the protection of Wycliff Spring.” – Christabel Nasimiyu

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


A Year Later: Friends Secondary School Shamakhokho

“My health has improved immensely since I drink clean water and wash my hands at all critical points. This has made me healthier.” – Ivy Kagea

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


A Year Later: Lwangele Primary School

Parents are spending less money on hospitals and medicines thanks to the tank, latrines, and handwashing stations installed last year.

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


A Year Later: Digula Secondary School

This tank is consistently providing clean water for all of the secondary students, as well as nearby community members and the adjacent primary school.

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


A Year Later: Chief Mutsembe Primary School

“Construction of the water tank greatly contributed to accessing clean and safe water for the school’s community.” – Doreen Muchalwa

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


A Year Later: Igogwa Community

Time wasted collecting water has become a problem of the past.

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


A Year Later: Shikhuyu Community

The impact of the spring protection is immediately apparent, from the fact that men now help fetch water to the healthy and happy faces of the children.

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


A Year Later: Emmabwi Primary School

Final exams are coming soon for Raphael Nyangweso. The water provided by the rain tank allows him to concentrate on his studies, not worry about where to get water, or miss classes due to waterborne diseases.