Stories from the Field

Water doesn't change anything. People Do.

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 - Aliceson Cherop

Aliceson Cherop

As we moved to Our Lady of Peace Girls Secondary School in Nandi, we found well dressed and neat girls. There came a smiling girl known as Aliceson Cherop who is in fourth form and the outgoing Sanitary Prefect. She comes from Cheplasgei village in Eldoret Town. Her hobbies are Singing, Reading novels and interacting with other students on acade...

See the Impact of Clean Water - That's Why We're Having a Thanksgiving Today

That's Why We're Having a Thanksgiving Today

It’s another dry day again. The fields are bare with every green standing plant folding its leaves to hide them from the scorching unforgiving African sun. From the temperature gauge in our old tired truck it is around 33 degrees Celsius (92 F).This again has been another dry season for the residents of Tawa, which is located in the hig...

See the Impact of Clean Water - All Things are Possible

All Things are Possible

John Bett hails from Mogoiywet Village, of the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. His few grey hairs and almost bald head speaks to his age but, his energy surprises a lot of people. He is seventy-one years old and a true testimony to the saying that ‘age is just a number’....

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Student's Perspective

A Student's Perspective

Despite his soft-spoken, calm nature and small physique, he is actually the school captain and he is the link between the students’ body and the administration of Lelmokwo Boys High School. His name is Kennedy Koech. He hails from Kapsabet and was born to a single mother twenty years ago....

See the Impact of Clean Water - Water Brings All Good Things to Life

Water Brings All Good Things to Life

“Unity is strength, division is weakness” goes a Swahili proverb and Mba Ngoka self Help group which is located in Thavu village, Thavu sub- location, Kathonzweni location, Kathonzweni district, Makueni County in Kenya lives by this proverb.  Brought together by a common challenge that was water scarcity they formed their self help group wi...