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 After: Muthei Secondary School


A Year After: Muthei Secondary School

Cases of stomach problems used to be rampant, but with the new water source and handwashing points, the cases are minimal.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year After: Mutulani Secondary School


A Year After: Mutulani Secondary School

Student Gerald Mumo has seen his school grow rapidly since the arrival of water on school grounds.

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


A Year Later: Kivani Community

Mutie Munyao was too old to fetch water before the installation of the sand dam and well. Today, it’s so easy that both he and his grandson can collect water!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Nzung'u Community


A Year Later: Nzung'u Community

“The availability of clean drinking water is aiding in the building of a healthy community,” Musya Muthengi said.

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


A Year Later: Ilinge Community

Ndindi Ndunda’s mother insists she washes her hands before eating and after going to the bathroom. Washing her hands with water is possible thanks to the well and sand dam here.

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


A Year Later: Syakama Community

Closer access to water is changing lives in this community. Benard Wambua started a brick-making business and is growing new crops, thanks to the dam and well.

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


A Year Later: Mbuuni Community

John Muia can now go out and fetch water on his own since the new hand-dug well is just a short walk from his home. Most importantly, he and his family are not drinking from open and contaminated scoop holes!

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


A Year Later: Maluvyu Community

Community members used to have to walk up to 2 hours to get water. With a new well, they walk less than 10 minutes!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kadasia Spring


A Year Later: Kadasia Spring

People now have a reliable source that produces safe water even during the driest months of the year.

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


A Year Later: Futsi Fuvili Community

Community members in Futsi Fuvili are working together to improve each other’s lives, thanks to the protected spring and what they learned about improved sanitation and hygiene.

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


A Year Later: Shikoti Community

The impact of access to safe water on Shikoti Community was apparent the moment we arrived.

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


A Year Later: Visiru Community

Collecting water is quicker and safer for Irene Jepnyango now that Kitanga Spring is protected.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Isaac Spring


A Year Later: Isaac Spring

Alvin Shiakachi no longer misses school waiting in long lines to collect unsafe water. Now, he has clean, safe water.

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


A Year Later: Eluhobe Community

Michael Omuchina’s mother used to tell him to make sure not to collect any dirt when fetching water. Now he doesn’t have to worry about that thanks to the reliable protected spring in Eluhobe.

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


A Year Later: Irungu Community

Collecting water used to be a time-intensive activity for people living in Inguru, Kenya. But a year with a protected spring has unlocked that lost time, allowing families to open small businesses and children to study more.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Tintafor, Police Barracks, C Line


A Year Later: Tintafor, Police Barracks, C Line

The nearby swamp used to be the most reliable source of water, until this well. Now people get safe water from this well year round.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Tintafor, Officers' Quarters


A Year Later: Tintafor, Officers' Quarters

The hygiene and sanitation levels in this community have noticeably improved!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Benke Community, 12 Brima Lane


A Year Later: Benke Community, 12 Brima Lane

This community has reliable water from a well that no longer goes dry!

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


A Year Later: Petifu Junction Community

Sinah Sesay used to lose time at school to fetch water before the rehabilitation of this well. Now she does not have to worry about getting clean water and traveling a long distance to fetch it.

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


A Year Later: Mbindi Community

Farmers are seeing improved crops and families have better access to water, all thanks to the constructed dam and well.

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


A Year Later: Emabungo Community

“I love to come to the spring to help my mother to fetch water because she needs a lot of clean water to care for our young baby.” – 12 year-old Angel Makokha

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


A Year Later: Shitungu Community

When the pipe at the spring broke, the community members repaired it on their own – evidence that this spring is highly valued since it provides reliable water.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Andrea Kong'o Spring


A Year Later: Andrea Kong'o Spring

Agnes Lung’atso does not have to spend hours collecting water each day now that the spring is a reliable source!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mwikholo Spring


A Year Later: Mwikholo Spring

“Fetching water here as been so easy and enjoyable!” – Vivian Wanjofu

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


A Year Later: Mutambi Community

Florence Chelegat now spends her money on things that meet her daily needs, not medicine to treat waterborne illnesses.