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 - A Year Later: Academic Performance Soaring Higher!

A Year Later: Academic Performance Soaring Higher!

“We had to carry water from home using jerrycans, which were open to contamination since they accumulated dust during the day. Carrying water was also a tedious task since most of us reside several kilometers away from the school. This left us exhausted and unable to fully concentrate on [our] studies," said 13-year-old Mercy M. But life has bee...

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A Year Later: "We can now access clean water in all seasons!"

Before Mboya Spring was protected last year, collecting clean water was impossible. "We used to drink dirty water, especially during rainy seasons, [when] the water was brown throughout. Stomachaches and diarrhea were the order of the day here," said 36-year-old farmer Phyllis Inganga. Not only was the water dirty, but it was also contaminated by...

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A Year Later: "I am not falling sick anymore!"

The people of Nangurunya used to struggle collecting foul, cloudy water from Robert Musali Spring. The area was slippery and unstable, and the water made people sick. "The water was really dirty, and I could get sick from time to time," said 13-year-old Mark A. "I used to fall when getting to the water point due to it’s unprotected nature it was...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Everyone Looks Smart and Neat!

A Year Later: Everyone Looks Smart and Neat!

"We used to fetch water in [a] hole," said 11-year-old Vincent M. "When it rained, we were forced to [fetch water] the following day when it was settled and clear. The water from uplands could get in and contaminate it." As Vincent said, collecting water in Lunyinya a year ago was both time-consuming and unrewarding, as the water community members...

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A Year Later: "Fetching water is easy!"

Before Henry Shisoko Spring was protected last year, community members were often sick because of the dirty and contaminated water they collected. "It was not good because the water was dirty and was filled with moss and insects and leaves and mud. We had to wait or sieve the water," said 13-year-old Collins O. But now, after a year of access to ...