Stories from the Field

Water doesn't change anything. People Do.

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 - Sand Dams Never Lie

Sand Dams Never Lie

With the support from The Water Project (TWP) through ASDF, Maiuni Self Help Group in Kivaani Village, Makueni County, have built one sand dam along river Ngwani.BENEFITTING FROM SAND DAMSThe group has reaped many of benefits from the sand dam, which they constructed last year and is now full of water. Water from t...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Light Of Thwake

Light Of Thwake

With billions of litres of water harvested in their sand dam the Kyeni Kya Thwake Self Help Group members whose name directly translates to “Light of Thwake” have indeed seen the light.Water has shed light into their livelihoods; they are reaping great yields from the sale of onions. Before they constructed the sand dam these...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Aliceson Cherop

Aliceson Cherop

As we moved to Our Lady of Peace Girls Secondary School in Nandi, we found well dressed and neat girls. There came a smiling girl known as Aliceson Cherop who is in fourth form and the outgoing Sanitary Prefect. She comes from Cheplasgei village in Eldoret Town. Her hobbies are Singing, Reading novels and interacting with other students on acade...

See the Impact of Clean Water - That's Why We're Having a Thanksgiving Today

That's Why We're Having a Thanksgiving Today

It’s another dry day again. The fields are bare with every green standing plant folding its leaves to hide them from the scorching unforgiving African sun. From the temperature gauge in our old tired truck it is around 33 degrees Celsius (92 F).This again has been another dry season for the residents of Tawa, which is located in the hig...

See the Impact of Clean Water - All Things are Possible

All Things are Possible

John Bett hails from Mogoiywet Village, of the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. His few grey hairs and almost bald head speaks to his age but, his energy surprises a lot of people. He is seventy-one years old and a true testimony to the saying that ‘age is just a number’....