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 - Kasioni Community Hand-Dug Well

Kasioni Community Hand-Dug Well

We experienced several water issues. For instance, during the dry season, we had to travel 5 kilometers to the nearest river to acquire water for use. We could not conduct farming because the area was dry, and the little water we had was only enough to cook and drink. Hygiene and sanitation levels had also plummeted, thanks to the water scarcity. ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Kasioni Community Sand Dam

Kasioni Community Sand Dam

This area suffered from long drought periods which culminated in various water scarcity issues. We could not conduct farming or proper hygiene practices because there was insufficient water. My parents and other members of the community could travel up to 8 kilometers searching for water, which made it difficult to concentrate on other matters such...

See the Impact of Clean Water - Friends Secondary School Shirugu

Friends Secondary School Shirugu

Fetching water from the well was not easy. Pulling the water up from the well drained all our energy which sometimes made us sleep during class hours instead of studying. I hated going to school because of fetching water. This made me miss most of the lessons, and as a result, I used to not perform well. I enjoy school now because anytime I feel t...

See the Impact of Clean Water - St. Teresa's Isanjiro Girls Secondary School

St. Teresa's Isanjiro Girls Secondary School

It was hard and tiresome fetching water from the spring. We wasted a lot of time fetching water and this led to poor performance in class because we used to miss some lessons. Since the water point was constructed, I've directed all my energy to classwork and not fetching water. My grades have improved and I can comfortably concentrate in class. ...

See the Impact of Clean Water - St. Peter's Khaunga Secondary School

St. Peter's Khaunga Secondary School

Before gaining access to clean water, it was very frustrating. I had to bring 10 litres of water to school every morning from my home, far away. I used to arrive at school very tired. Now, with the rain tank, getting water is no longer a challenge. Getting to school became easier since I no longer carry water from home, and I arrive very fresh in ...