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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A Year Later: Ivono Primary School

I am now practicing good hygiene both in school and at home. I no longer am absent from school when assigned to go looking for water to clean the classrooms and the toilets.

A Year Later: Karungu II Community

People are grateful because they are now drinking clean water. Community members no longer complain of water diseases like diarrhea which were common before…

A Year Later: Nyakagando Community

These days we drink clean water with no germs, unlike previously when they would drink water from the open source which was smelly with a bad taste. The well is near my home so I can easily access it.

A Year Later: Kinuuma Community

I do not need to come back from school worried of going to fetch water at night because the water point is right here. Besides, the water is clean so diseases like typhoid that used to disturb us so often are not common anymore.

A Year Later: Esiandumba Secondary School

I can now confidently concentrate more on my studies without the fear of being told to go to the river to fetch water and thus improve on my academic performance.

A Year Later: Maizimarungi Community

…this new water point is about 500 meters away from the school. Now, the students can use their time to read books and not get as tired. With that energy, they’re able to concentrate in class.

A Year Later: Fungua Macho-Chongolima Community

There are reduced cases of diseases like diarrhea. Almost 70% of the children in the village used to have swollen stomachs. This was attributed to the open water source from which they were drawing drinking water. Since the introduction of this clean water point, this scenario has not been as evident among our children.

A Year Later: Bunyama B II Community

With a new well, there are now 55 households drawn to Bunyama Village for its safe, clean water.

A Year Later: Kituumu-Bagambakamu Community

During training here, committee members were taught the basics of safe water management to ensure that it is clean from the time of fetching to time of consumption. This has helped to reduce waterborne diseases like typhoid that could arise due to contaminating water with dirty jerrycans and pots.

A Year Later: Okweche Central Community

These days we drink clean water with no germs, unlike before when we used to drink water from an open water source which was contaminated because we used to share it with animals.

A Year Later: Kitanyata-Kyawako Community

But now, we can access the water point at any time of the day since it is near our homes.
The Village Health Team (VHT) confirmed to me that the levels of diarrhea disease decreased drastically after the water point was commissioned.

A Year Later: Shivagala Community

Today, we are healthy and continue to enjoy the clean water from the well, and our children attend school without issues.

A Year Later: Imbiakalo Community

Before, our children used to have running stomach because of drinking water, and typhoid was also a great threat among elderly people who spent most of their time in hospital beds seeking treatment. Instead of spending time in hospitals, we now spend time on our small farms planting and harvesting crops.

A Year Later: Rowal Village

Before the community people usually go to the swamp to fetch water for drinking but due to the help of this project life has greatly improved in this community.

A Year Later: Mapothie Village

Because there was no other water source they just drank the swamp water. Since this project was completed, they have access to safe and pure water and even some changes happen through the role play lesson that they learnt during the hygiene training.

A Year Later: Mayaya Village

This project did not give water only and leave, they also taught the community how to take care of their homes and families and also how to avoid disease transmission.

A Year Later: 22 Sesay Street, Amina Community

Now people are bathing, laundering, cleaning, and cooking with protected well water. We are very happy as a community. This community is one of the oldest in Kaffu Bullom chiefdom, but this is our first and only community well that we have.

A Year Later: Abidjan Street, Rotifunk Community

In the last year we have experienced improvements in hygiene and sanitation as well as in the rearing of animals and in construction.

A Year Later: Namushiya Community

Being the head student, I used to send students out of school to find clean water for teachers and kitchen purposes. Today, the students don’t go out. They have time for studies hence an improvement in their academic performance.

A Year Later: Lukala Primary School

Water from this project is safe for drinking because it’s always treated and therefore we have no doubts of getting ill because we have a safe source in school!

A Year Later: Chebwai B Community

We now drink clean water since a pump was installed on the hole, so there’s no more disease outbreak. We used to be diagnosed with typhoid, but since the rehabilitation we have had no problems.

A Year Later: Mang'uliro Community

The back pains we used to experience are no longer a problem. The pump makes this possible, and there are no more waterborne disease outbreaks. We wash, bathe, and even water our livestock every day because water is within our reach.

A Year Later: Ikoli Community

…we knew that our children were at risk of falling in the hole. Now, we do not have to worry anymore since the place is covered. Life in general is good to us especially women and children since the pump was installed on our well.

A Year Later: Mukangu 1 Community

There are no more back and chest pains since we no longer struggle with the rope and bucket to fetch water. Our home hygiene has improved, since we now drink clean water and no more waterborne disease outbreaks.

A Year Later: Muthei Primary School

Now we have enough drinking water in school which is clean. Cases of pupils falling sick while in school have gone down owing to the existence of safe water and improved levels of hygiene and sanitation. Life in school is now more fun, with plenty of water available for drinking and keeping us clean.