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 - Handidi Community, Chisembe Spring

Handidi Community, Chisembe Spring

Sanitation and hygiene among Handidi community members have improved over the last year since Chisembe Spring's protection and the associated training and installation of 5 sanitation platforms. Before this project was implemented, the community used to access dirty and contaminated water from the unprotected source which really affected them. Du...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Luyeshe Community, Matolo Spring

Luyeshe Community, Matolo Spring

Bilha Matolo is the secretary of her community's water committee that looks after Matolo Spring in Luyeshe. On our most recent visit there, we asked Bilha to reflect on how the protection of Matolo Spring has impacted her life and the lives of her neighbors over the last 12 months. "The changes that have occurred since last year are many. [The fir...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Matsakha Community, Mbakaya Spring

Matsakha Community, Mbakaya Spring

"As I entered the compound of Mama Medline, joy was all over her face," shared Field Officer Karen Maruti, following her recent visit to Mbakaya Spring in Matsakha Community. "The compound was neater and the utensils neatly arranged on the dishrack was also a clear indication that there was [a] change in this community as a result of the health an...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Luvambo Community, Tindi Spring

Luvambo Community, Tindi Spring

There have been many great improvements in Luvambo since the protection of Tindi Spring last year. In the past, before spring protection there were long ques experienced at the spring waiting for water. But after protection, little time is spent at the spring. On a recent visit to hear how this project has impacted Luvambo community members in it...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Chebwayi B Community, Wambutsi Spring

Chebwayi B Community, Wambutsi Spring

There have been significant achievements and changes as a result of Wambutsi Spring's protection and the other WaSH projects in Chebwayi B Community since their completion last year. Progress was evident in the well-kept homesteads with dishracks and clotheslines seen as we walked down to the spring - 2 essential tools to help promote hygiene and ...