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: Dorcas Has Time to Read!

A Year Later: Dorcas Has Time to Read!

Dorcas N., 13, described her challenges using the previously unprotected spring. "It used to be survival for the fittest, especially when we would be sent from school to come and fetch water from this spring. With community members and us at the spring, drawing water from [the] unprotected source only meant contaminating the water more when fightin...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Water Access Makes Life Better!

A Year Later: Water Access Makes Life Better!

Martha N., 14, shared what it was like collecting water before the spring was protected. "It was too hard to access the water when it rained. The place was steep and slippery, which was risky to the community members [who] could fall down after collecting water from the spring." Now that she has spent the last year enjoying the protected spring, s...

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A Year Later: "My Health is Good Now!"

Farmer Lynnette Adisa, 28, commented, "Before the completion of the spring, we were always sick with typhoid, diarrhea, and stomachaches. I used a lot of money for medication." Now that community members like Lynnette have access to clean, safe water, the number of waterborne diseases has diminished. "After the completion of the spring, the preval...

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A Year Later: "My Grades Have Improved Tremendously!"

Before installing a rain tank to collect water for the students at Kisasi, students struggled with physically managing to collect enough water. Khalemwa C., a 14-year-old student, shared her experience. "It was difficult because pulling water from the well was not easy, and we could experience overcrowding every time we were at the water point." ...

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A Year Later: "Getting Water is Now Simple!"

Christine Anai is a mother. She used to feel the burden and time crunch that came with providing sufficient clean, safe water for her family. She shared, "Getting water before was very difficult. You could get water, but [it was] not clean. To make it clean, I had to boil [it] or add chlorine, and that costs money to buy." But now that she has enj...