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: Freedom At Last!

A Year Later: Freedom At Last!

Before Polloth's well was rehabilitated, Isatu suffered finding water. "I was not feeling good, especially when we had a pump that dried up in the dry season—the time that everybody need water most," Isatu said. "Fetching water was a great job for girls like me, and walking very early in the morning to [the] swamp to fetch water, and going back...

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A Year Later: "I can achieve a lot with this water."

We asked 47-year-old Regina Mumbua what life was like before we completed the sand dam and hand-dug well projects in her community. “Life was very hard because we would hustle a lot for water," Regina said. "At times, one would spend the night in search of water only to fetch a jerrycan of 20 liters. A child would miss school whenever the paren...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Clean Classrooms and Dishes!

A Year Later: Clean Classrooms and Dishes!

"Initially, we experienced a lot of challenges pertaining [to] water. Drinking water was not always available. Also, food couldn't be cooked well [and] our hygiene was very poor," said 16-year-old Cynthia M., describing life before our rain tank installation last year. She continued, "We could [only] get water from the dam, which was not very safe...

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A Year Later: "Life is good every day."

Before we rehabilitated the well in Yongoroo last year, it was overcrowded and didn't yield enough water for all the community's people. But now that fetching water is easy, life has become easier for kids like Isatu, who are sent to fetch water for their parents. Isatu said: "I want to thank God because we're not like other communities who do no...

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A Year Later: "I have relief now."

Before the well in Satamodia was rehabilitated, Adamasey had so much trouble fetching water to complete her everyday activities. "It was not good for me as a woman in this community," Adamasey explained. "Women and water work together. If there is no water or not enough water, hygiene and sanitation will not be completed." "The distance I had to ...