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: Enough Sleep at Night!

A Year Later: Enough Sleep at Night!

Before we rehabilitated the well in her village, 15-year-old Mariama's days were strenuous. "It was [a] difficult moment for me," Mariama said. "I had to wake up very early in the morning to go to [the] stream to fetch water. I [would] break a lot of buckets for my mother and she [was] not happy about that. I sustained a lot of injuries on the wa...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Less Time in Line!

A Year Later: Less Time in Line!

"There was a great challenge in my community due to the water facility. Though it was in use, the water was not enough to serve the number of people living in this community," said Aminata K., 16. She continued, "Because of that, we, the school-going kids, sometimes got late for school because we had to queue in the morning at this facility to fet...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later:

A Year Later: "Our water crisis is over now."

We asked the caretaker of the well in Borope Community, Kadiatu Mansaray, 45, how the well functioned before it was rehabilitated last year. She said, "The pump was functional but it dried up in the dry season and it was very challenging for us at that time." She continued, "I had to spend money on package water for drinking because where we were...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Water Has Made Everything Possible!

A Year Later: Water Has Made Everything Possible!

Before we constructed a rain tank at Mwikhupo Primary School, last year, students had a difficult time finding time to study. "Time was wasted, which affected our academic performance," explained 14-year-old Vitalis. "At, times we couldn't complete our lessons without being asked to go get water from River Lusumu. This also resulted [in] indiscipl...

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: From Never Doing Homework to Teacher's Pet!

A Year Later: From Never Doing Homework to Teacher's Pet!

Thomas M., 12, shared what collecting water was like for him last year before Ucheka Spring was protected. "Initially, I used to take a lot of time waiting for water to settle before drawing," he said. "I was forced to go to the spring very early in the morning or late in the evening for me to get clean water and save on time, too." But now, Thom...