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: Chandolo Primary School


A Year Later: Chandolo Primary School

The water from the tank at Chandolo Primary School is providing so much water that the school bought a second cow!

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


A Year Later: Shitungu Community, Mmbone Spring

The community has embraced the protected spring, said Josephine Mmbone during a recent visit.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Shitoto Community, Laurence Spring


A Year Later: Shitoto Community, Laurence Spring

“We are experiencing good health thanks to the spring,” Phanice Nashilove said.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Futsi Fuvili Community, Shikanga Spring


A Year Later: Futsi Fuvili Community, Shikanga Spring

People here value the spring protection as evidenced by the fact that they keep the area around it clean and do not farm near the source; steps that keep the water clean and safe for drinking.

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


A Year Later: Isese Community

Improvements are immediately apparent upon visiting the community because people took the lessons learned about sanitation and hygiene to heart.

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


A Year Later: Mungulu Community

The lives of the people in Mungulu Community have improved significantly, a result of protecting Zikhungu Spring.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Antony Shijiko Primary School


A Year Later: St. Antony Shijiko Primary School

“This tank has really solved our water issues,” said Deputy Headteacher Philip Sunguti.

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


A Year Later: Ematiha Community

Community members have taken it upon themselves to spread the lessons they learned about hygiene and sanitation, reaching more than 50 households with information that is changing lives.

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


A Year Later: Ebubayi Secondary School

“I have always been a shy girl, but after the hygiene training I gained confidence and the lion in me was released. Now I can educate others on hygiene matters and academics too.” – Esther Minayo

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Saint Martha Mwitoti Secondary School


A Year Later: Saint Martha Mwitoti Secondary School

“Thank you so much for touching our lives!” – Kennedy Munyani

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


A Year Later: Eshitowa Community

“Most households around this project have established small kitchen gardens for growing vegetables. They have easy access to this water, even during the dry spells.” – Razia Sumba

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mwiyala Community, Benard Kasiani Spring


A Year Later: Mwiyala Community, Benard Kasiani Spring

“In school, the teachers refer to me as someone who comes from the protected spring. This has given me a sense of inner pride. I am happy to be part of this community.” – 9-year-old Hesbone Namalo

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


A Year Later: Ebuhando Community

Protection of Christopher Omasaba Spring has brought hope to Ebuhando Community – a fact made evident by our recent visit.

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


A Year Later: Shitungu Community, Makale Spring

“We have access to safe and clean water. The water from the protected spring is used for washing, cleaning, bathing, and for drinking,” said Doreen, 12.

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


A Year Later: Lutonyi Community

Waterborne illness no longer keeps Michelle Andeka and her classmates out of school because they now have safe water at Shihachi Spring.

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


A Year Later: Shiamboko Community

“Protecting this spring is the greatest thing that has changed my life.” – Emily Amwai

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


A Year Later: Kakubudu Primary School

Kakubudu Primary School is clean and the students spend the whole day in class, all thanks to the rainwater tank installed last year.

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


A Year Later: Lugango Community

Now that it is easier and faster to collect water from the protected spring’s pipe, Derick only makes a few water trips on the weekend to help his mother.

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


A Year Later: Lelmokwo Boys Secondary School

“Availability of water within the school has enabled me to wash my hands daily, thus preventing hygiene-related diseases like cholera and diarrhea.” – 17-year-old student Eli Tuwei

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


A Year Later: Tulon Secondary School

The success of the tank and latrines constructed last year inspired the parents to construct a new dorm for the girls.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Matete Girls High School


A Year Later: Matete Girls High School

These high school girls no longer take water from the primary school now that they have their own rainwater tank.

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


A Year Later: Ebukanga Secondary School

“I am healthy and ready to study well and pass my exams!” – student Purity Shanize, discussing how the tank has changed his life

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


A Year Later: Essaba Primary School

“Our pupils no longer go out of the school to fetch water now that safe, clean water is available within the school.” – Deputy Headteacher John Amukowa

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


A Year Later: Bumira Secondary School

The school has improved and that is thanks to increased access to safe drinking water, toilets, sanitation knowledge, and handwashing facilities provided by the project.

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


A Year Later: Ilinge Primary School

“We are not required to carry water to school on a daily basis like it used to happen before this water project. Walking to school is now easy and less tedious, which has improved concentration levels in class.” – Kilonzo Munyao, 13