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: Rwempisi-Zakayo Community


A Year Later: Rwempisi-Zakayo Community

My two-year-old breast-feeding baby boy was always attacked by skin rashes which were a result of contaminated water from the open source. The baby’s skin is now okay after bathing in the spring water, which makes me happy and thankful for the water point.

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


A Year Later: Matende Primary School

Before its construction, we used to fetch water from a nearby river to clean our toilets and classrooms. Now, we have access to clean water for drinking and we no longer waste studying time going to the river.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Teyago Bada Ngyero Community


A Year Later: Teyago Bada Ngyero Community

These days we aren’t worried about running back home from school to go fetch water from the open water source before it gets dark. This is because now we have a well near home that we can easily access. The water is also good in terms of color and taste, with no dirty particles. I believe that it will not make us sick!

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


A Year Later: Kibyama-Titi Community

There are reduced cases of diseases like diarrhea. I would hear of an average 20 cases per month of children under five suffering from diarrhea as a result of water-related difficulties. But after the construction of this well, I’ve received very few cases.

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


A Year Later: Ivono Primary School

I am now practicing good hygiene both in school and at home. I no longer am absent from school when assigned to go looking for water to clean the classrooms and the toilets.

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


A Year Later: Karungu II Community

People are grateful because they are now drinking clean water. Community members no longer complain of water diseases like diarrhea which were common before…

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


A Year Later: Nyakagando Community

These days we drink clean water with no germs, unlike previously when they would drink water from the open source which was smelly with a bad taste. The well is near my home so I can easily access it.

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


A Year Later: Kinuuma Community

I do not need to come back from school worried of going to fetch water at night because the water point is right here. Besides, the water is clean so diseases like typhoid that used to disturb us so often are not common anymore.

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


A Year Later: Esiandumba Secondary School

I can now confidently concentrate more on my studies without the fear of being told to go to the river to fetch water and thus improve on my academic performance.

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


A Year Later: Maizimarungi Community

…this new water point is about 500 meters away from the school. Now, the students can use their time to read books and not get as tired. With that energy, they’re able to concentrate in class.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Fungua Macho-Chongolima Community


A Year Later: Fungua Macho-Chongolima Community

There are reduced cases of diseases like diarrhea. Almost 70% of the children in the village used to have swollen stomachs. This was attributed to the open water source from which they were drawing drinking water. Since the introduction of this clean water point, this scenario has not been as evident among our children.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Bunyama B II Community


A Year Later: Bunyama B II Community

With a new well, there are now 55 households drawn to Bunyama Village for its safe, clean water.

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


A Year Later: Kituumu-Bagambakamu Community

During training here, committee members were taught the basics of safe water management to ensure that it is clean from the time of fetching to time of consumption. This has helped to reduce waterborne diseases like typhoid that could arise due to contaminating water with dirty jerrycans and pots.

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


A Year Later: Okweche Central Community

These days we drink clean water with no germs, unlike before when we used to drink water from an open water source which was contaminated because we used to share it with animals.

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


A Year Later: Kitanyata-Kyawako Community

But now, we can access the water point at any time of the day since it is near our homes.
The Village Health Team (VHT) confirmed to me that the levels of diarrhea disease decreased drastically after the water point was commissioned.

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


A Year Later: Shivagala Community

Today, we are healthy and continue to enjoy the clean water from the well, and our children attend school without issues.

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


A Year Later: Imbiakalo Community

Before, our children used to have running stomach because of drinking water, and typhoid was also a great threat among elderly people who spent most of their time in hospital beds seeking treatment. Instead of spending time in hospitals, we now spend time on our small farms planting and harvesting crops.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Rowal Village


A Year Later: Rowal Village

Before the community people usually go to the swamp to fetch water for drinking but due to the help of this project life has greatly improved in this community.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mapothie Village


A Year Later: Mapothie Village

Because there was no other water source they just drank the swamp water. Since this project was completed, they have access to safe and pure water and even some changes happen through the role play lesson that they learnt during the hygiene training.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mayaya Village


A Year Later: Mayaya Village

This project did not give water only and leave, they also taught the community how to take care of their homes and families and also how to avoid disease transmission.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: 22 Sesay Street, Amina Community


A Year Later: 22 Sesay Street, Amina Community

Now people are bathing, laundering, cleaning, and cooking with protected well water. We are very happy as a community. This community is one of the oldest in Kaffu Bullom chiefdom, but this is our first and only community well that we have.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Abidjan Street, Rotifunk Community


A Year Later: Abidjan Street, Rotifunk Community

In the last year we have experienced improvements in hygiene and sanitation as well as in the rearing of animals and in construction.

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


A Year Later: Namushiya Community

Being the head student, I used to send students out of school to find clean water for teachers and kitchen purposes. Today, the students don’t go out. They have time for studies hence an improvement in their academic performance.

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


A Year Later: Lukala Primary School

Water from this project is safe for drinking because it’s always treated and therefore we have no doubts of getting ill because we have a safe source in school!

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


A Year Later: Chebwai B Community

We now drink clean water since a pump was installed on the hole, so there’s no more disease outbreak. We used to be diagnosed with typhoid, but since the rehabilitation we have had no problems.