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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See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Gbaneh Bana SLMB Primary School


A Year Later: Gbaneh Bana SLMB Primary School

“Since they rehabilitated this water well, we have been drinking good and pure water now, both the community and the school. And we are now boasting of good health in our environment!” – Lamrana

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: New London Community


A Year Later: New London Community

“I am not easily late for school because I have water in my community. I also save plenty of time to study, which has boosted up my academics.” – Adama

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ibinzo Secondary School


A Year Later: Ibinzo Secondary School

The girls at the school are happy with their reliable tank of water, especially because it is located near their dorms, providing convenient access to water throughout the day.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kafunka Community


A Year Later: Kafunka Community

“We used to leave our evening classes… to go and find drinking water for our parents but now we have pure drinking water.” – Mariatu

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Conakry Dee Community


A Year Later: Conakry Dee Community

“I no longer go to the swamp or other unprotected water points again, and I don’t wake up early in the morning in search of water anymore.” – Namah

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Timbito Community, Wakamu Spring


A Year Later: Timbito Community, Wakamu Spring

Angeline Ainea says her life has changed in the year since Wakamu Spring was protected.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mayaya Community, Central Mosque


A Year Later: Mayaya Community, Central Mosque

Mohamed is studying at a nearby school and says that “students go to school at the time they want to, without being late.”

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Shivagala Community, Paul Chengoli Spring


A Year Later: Shivagala Community, Paul Chengoli Spring

Households report they are spending less money on medication and treatment for ill family members, all thanks to the spring protection last year.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kitonki Community, War Wounded Camp


A Year Later: Kitonki Community, War Wounded Camp

This reliable, clean water well has kept this community away from the dirty, mosquito-infested swamp.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Friends Emanda Secondary School


A Year Later: Friends Emanda Secondary School

“We really appreciate and we are so happy because now we can access clean safe water here in school. Sourcing water from outside the school’s compound is now a thing of the past.” – Christine Aleyo, 17, student

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Royema Community, 804 Main Motor Road


A Year Later: Royema Community, 804 Main Motor Road

“My life has changed since the completion of the well last year, and even the community as a whole.” – Kadiatu Mansaray

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Royema Community, New Kambees


A Year Later: Royema Community, New Kambees

“Before, I found it difficult to have clean water for ablution [before prayers]. But now there is a protected well, I use clean water for ablution and bathing,” Mrs. Koroma shared.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Timbito Community, Atechere Spring


A Year Later: Timbito Community, Atechere Spring

“I am happier now that I have the opportunity to channel some of my energy elsewhere,” Shaeni Wilkister said, talking about the time she’s saved since the spring’s protection.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mumuli Community, Shololwa Spring


A Year Later: Mumuli Community, Shololwa Spring

The improvements in this community are immediately apparent upon visiting!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Essunza Primary School


A Year Later: Essunza Primary School

The average test scores at Essunza Primary School improved over the past year, thanks to the fact that students can spend more time studying rather than fetching water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Chegulo Community


A Year Later: Chegulo Community

Instead of spending time fetching water, Elphy Muyanzi studied for her primary school exams last year thanks to the protected spring. She passed and is now in secondary school, saying that this project enabled her to do so!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ebukanga Primary School


A Year Later: Ebukanga Primary School

Students at Ebukanga Primary School no longer bear the burden of carrying water from home to school each day now that they have a reliable water source.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Ematsuli Primary School


A Year Later: Ematsuli Primary School

Studying is Winfred Mudesia’s new favorite hobby now that she does not have to waste time fetching water each day.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Elukho Community


A Year Later: Elukho Community

“I feel healthier now that I know I am drinking safe water.” – Mary Khasiala

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Virembe Primary School


A Year Later: Virembe Primary School

“The Water Project has helped us a lot because we used to go far to fetch water and it really disrupted our studies because we wasted a lot of time instead of learning.” – 13-year-old student Silvia Khavere

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Munzakula Community


A Year Later: Munzakula Community

Chebet Cheruto opened a small business recently thanks to the time saved on fetching water and money saved treating waterborne illnesses.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Bukhakunga Community


A Year Later: Bukhakunga Community

Spring users used to have to scoop dirty water from the natural spring. Now, they can fill their jerrycans directly from the pipe with clean and safe drinking water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Walodeya Primary School


A Year Later: Walodeya Primary School

The school population has already grown by 100 students, and academic performance improved in the year since the project was completed, Headteacher Sammy Ingolo said.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Shitungu Community, Suleiman Spring


A Year Later: Shitungu Community, Suleiman Spring

The area around Suleiman Spring is clean and well-maintained, which is evidence of this water source’s importance to everyone living in Shitungu.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Marygoret Girls Secondary School


A Year Later: St. Marygoret Girls Secondary School

Students no longer have to travel to the community borehole and wait in long lines to collect water.