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: Mukangu 2 Community

My home is close to the well, so I don’t have to worry anymore. I do the rest of my activities not troubled of how I will get water. Even at night, I can still access water. I do not have water-related stress anymore.

A Year Later: Mache Primary School

The school has been able to continue building extra classroom blocks because water is available. This has saved us the cost of hiring donkeys to ferry water from outside. The project has also promoted a mutual relationship between the school, community and church.

A Year Later: Chimoroni Primary School

The project has helped in minimizing the outbreaks of waterborne diseases like typhoid, which were a threat to the school. We are now able to clean the latrines twice a day, hand-washing behavior is observed both by pupils and teachers, and the classrooms are frequently cleaned.

A Year Later: Kimanget Community

As a healthy people in a healthy community, we no longer spend most of our time in the hospitals. Instead, we spend time on our small farms planting and harvesting our crops. We can put food on the table for our families.

A Year Later: Machemo Community

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

A Year Later: Shitirira Primary School

This water that I drink is clean for consumption. I have improved more on my academics.

A Year Later: Makhwabuyu Community

With the pump in place, our husbands are willing to help us fetch water when necessary!

A Year Later: St. Stephen Eshihaka Secondary School

Since the water project came to our school last year and brought us a big tank, I have so much time to study and even plan my work minus the stress of going to look for water for use in the school.

A Year Later: Kavumbu Community Hand-Dug Well

Initially, we’d walk seven kilometers to Miseke River in order to fetch drinking water, but now it tales less than 30 minutes.

A Year Later: Timbito Community

The sanitation and hygiene condition at the household level has also improved since the community members have the knowledge of proper water storage methods and food handling.

A Year Later: Kavumbu Community Sand Dam

My life has changed positively because initially I couldn’t plant vegetables, and I was just a casual laborer. I am now able to grow vegetables which I sell. This month, I have made 8,000 shillings…

A Year Later: Masola Kaani Hand-Dug Well

I am now able to concentrate more in class and sleep enough sleep because of reduced distance to water source.

A Year Later: Masola Kaani Sand Dam

The environment is very green and serene indicating that the people have utilized the water well.

A Year Later: Lung'u Secondary School

More water is now available for the boarding students. Formerly, we had five liters per day. Now, we have 10 liters per day. This has improved student cleanliness.

A Year Later: Ndwaani Primary School

We have stopped carrying water to school, we clean our hands after visiting the latrines, and we now have enough clean drinking water!

A Year Later: Ndatani Secondary School

Cases of students falling sick while in school have gone down significantly, owing to the availability of a trusted water supply from the tank. The number of boarding students has gone up, as parents have confidence in the water supply system and are bringing many students on board.

A Year Later: Maiani Primary School

While coming to school last year before the tank, we’d carry water from home. We no longer do that because the tank has enough water for drinking, cleaning, and planting the trees.

A Year Later: Kavumbu Secondary School

General hygiene levels have improved, and the water tank saves the school 40,000 shillings a month in water costs. This money is now used to restock textbooks that help students perform well academically.

A Year Later: Kyangundi Hand-Dug Well

This water has helped me construct my three bedroom house and now my home looks beautiful. I have also established a small garden with my favorite type of flowers.

A Year Later: Wasya wa Athi Hand-Dug Well

In this well, we have a convenient and steady clean water supply all year round. The well gives us clean drinking water for both consumption and use at the household level. Cases of waterborne diseases in our area were normal after drinking water at River Athi. But now they have decreased because we have a clean water supply from within.

A Year Later: Wikwatyo wa Mutula Hand-Dug Well

Since this project, life has become very good because the distance to water has decreased to less than one kilometer, and we use our time well.

A Year Later: Maiuni Hand-Dug Well

I am now able to concentrate more in class, and I sleep enough sleep. I used to dread going home after school because it included a routine that I go fetch water. I would return very late and tired, which affected my concentration in class the following morning. That is a thing of the past now!

A Year Later: Kyusyani Hand-Dug Well

We now fetch water near our homes. It is way easier than walking 15 kilometers to River Tyaa. I now fetch my three liters to carry to school for drinking and cooking.

A Year Later: Ngao ya Kiome Hand-Dug Well

The fact that the water is near, the children no longer spend a lot of their academic time going to fetch water and instead use that time in reading or doing their homework. That enables them to improve their performance.

A Year Later: Kilala North Hand-Dug Well

The water is usually soft and clean which clears dirt from our clothes. Our brothers and I are very clean as a result, and we are usually very comfortable in school because we no longer go to school with dirty clothes.