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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A Year Later: Murambi Spring

“The biggest change is due to reduced water borne diseases, community members have channeled their resources towards serious farming.”

A Year Later: Bartholomew Spring

Water borne diseases reduced drastically allowing the community to use their resources in the right way rather than using it in seeking medication.

A Year Later: Hedwe Spring

The spring is providing water to many families from across three villages. A good number of kids come to the spring because it has very long staircases and spacious water drawing point that make children prefer it to others. Protecting this spring has really provided relief, peace and comfort to its users.

A Year Later: Elande Village

Since the spring was protected, the rate of water borne diseases has reduced. Our women now spend very little time at the spring because they used to wait for water to clear up after every scoop.

A Year Later: Hanington Mulanda Spring

Since last year, many people can now access safe, clean drinking water. Previously, we used to consume dirty water which made many of us get sick every now and then

A Year Later: Wuluvai Spring

“Nowadays we fetch safe, clean water which is free from any contamination, thus, we are not getting sick.”

A Year Later: Buyonga Spring

Since this spring was protected and some homes given sanitation stations, there has been a great improvement in terms of hygiene and sanitation in this community.

A Year Later: Mang'ang'a Spring

Since the spring was protected, the community members have not witnessed any member being sick because of taking spring water. Time wasted is now a thing of the past as villagers are now able to draw water efficiently and safely.

A Year Later: Esilaba Spring

The protection of the spring opened a door of health to the members of this community. It came along with the health and hygiene messages that challenged us to fight back at poor hygiene.

A Year Later: Esalwa Primary School

“I no longer carry water from my home because of the big water tank in our school which holds a lot of water. With the availability of this project, I spend much of my time studying unlike in the previous years where I used to waste a lot of time going to fetch water.”

A Year Later: Saul Shivogo Spring

There has been no report on water borne diseases which has contributed to members doing other development activities instead of spending a lot of money on medication. Truth be told, protection of this spring has united many families because they meet on monthly basis to discuss issues to do with spring and their families too.

A Year Later: Lurambi Community

“After the borehole was fitted a new afridev pump, things changed. Now, the method of collecting water for the source is safe leading to reduced outbreak of diseases like typhoid and diarrhea which were constant. The costs that could spent on medication, is now saved for other purposes like paying school fees for children and buying food for the family.”

A Year Later: Friends Mukhonje Secondary School

“As you enter the school compound, you are welcomed by a very neat and clean compound, well trimmed grass and flowers. A closer observation of the latrines and classrooms is a clear indication that cleanliness in the school is done regularly due to availability of water in the school.”

A Year Later: Kidinye Secondary School

“There has been tremendous improvement on time management among students. They no longer have to cross over to the primary section to share their sanitation facilities. Besides, they don’t have to carry water from home. The tank water is enough; they are served well through dry season till rainfall comes again.”

A Year Later: Furave Community

“Rehabilitating the borehole by installing an afridev pump and training the community members on good hygiene and sanitation has improved their health by reducing the levels of the outbreak of the diseases.”

A Year Later: Richard Spring

“I am happy to say that Richard Spring has not been the same since the project intervention last year. The protected spring has reduced the sickness and now the community has clean and safe water.”

A Year Later: Omulakha Spring Community

“Health of the people in the community has improved! There are reduced cases of waterborne diseases. Initially people used to drink untreated water, but now they have clean and safe water for drinking.”

A Year Later: Kakoyi Community

“With all the issues, the borehole was left inside a maize plantation, risking its security since the former staffs were visiting the same source frequently purporting to be workers of Sawashi therefore making it easier for them to vandalize or take away. With due diligence, the pump was taken back to the office store as we continue re-engaging the community and finding a lasting solution.”

A Year Later: Cheptulu Primary School

“Performance of the pupils has greatly improved,” says headteacher Wycliff Isatia, “and no absenteeism due to water borne diseases which used to affect the pupils. Proper hygiene is being practiced.”

A Year Later: Moi Girls High School

“The water supply is now reliable. It saves the students much time, now used for their studies.”

A Year Later: Mukhonje Community

“Initially, we used to have uncontrolled coughs, diarrhea and typhoid diseases that came as a result of drinking water from the neighboring contaminated springs. Today, we are healthy and continue to enjoy the clean water from the rehabilitated borehole.”

A Year Later: St. Theresa's Musaa Primary School

“Our students and kitchen staff have sufficient water supply for cooking, cleaning the toilets and classrooms. We also have clean and safe water to drink and we are now recording very few cases of absenteeism due to water related diseases.”

A Year Later: Kuvasali Community

“Instead of spending time in the hospitals, we now spend time in our small farms planting and harvesting our crops. This has been brought about by the rehabilitation of the water project.”

A Year Later: Kiluta Well Project

“The shallow well has provided us with water near our homes and as a result the distance has significantly reduced. We used to walk all the way to river Kikuu. Now we only a few minutes and we arrive here,” says Chairlady Wayua Munyao.

A Year Later: Kiluta Sand Dam

The group members have successfully planted trees on their farms. Some of which have already started bearing fruits and are earning an income for the groups.