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 - Over A Year Later: Better Treatment, Hygiene, and Academic Performance!

Over A Year Later: Better Treatment, Hygiene, and Academic Performance!

Before Kingsway's well was built, its people were at the mercy of locals wealthy enough to have dug their own wells, as 14-year-old Bockarie explained. "We were suffering in the hands of private pump owners. We were been treated as outcasts. They would turn us into errand boys/girls before they would finally give us water." But since May 2020, the...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Over A Year Later: No Water Shortage Means Money Saved!

Over A Year Later: No Water Shortage Means Money Saved!

50-year-old Mohamed Kamara has lived in Mahera since he was born, and he told us that water was always a problem for his community—until we rehabilitated their well in April, 2020. "It was very difficult for us as [a] community," Mohamed explained. "Sometimes it would take us one full day without water because when it broke down, it would take u...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Improved Health and More Time!

A Year Later: Improved Health and More Time!

Before the new protected spring was installed, life in Mukhweso Community was difficult. Community members would waste a significant amount of time scooping water. "It was difficult because the environment of the water was not suitable," said Helen Kweyu, 37, who is chairperson of the Mukheso water user committee. The last year has made a dramat...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Clean Water and Happy Ducks!

A Year Later: Clean Water and Happy Ducks!

Before the water point was completed a year ago Marthan O. found collecting water to be a challenge. "It was difficult bending to fetch water," said 13-year-old Marthan. "Sometimes, you could fall into [the] water and have to wait 'til it was clean, which was time-consuming." But now, "It's very easy to get water since there is no bending. I can g...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Student Grows Vegetables to Fund Studies!

A Year Later: Student Grows Vegetables to Fund Studies!

Tabitha C., a 17-year-old student in the community, shared her previous struggles before the protected water point. "We could struggle with elderly people at the water point because they would not allow us to draw water before them." Tabitha went on to share how life has been different for her and other community members over the past year. "There...