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: Simboyi Primary School

Simboyi Primary School has greatly benefited from the project ranging from reduced cases of absenteeism to improved class performance by pupils.  The students have also embraced the art of maintaining good hygiene both within and outside of their classrooms.

A Year Later: #40 Main Motor Road

“We have been wasting a lot of time from fetching water from the stream and we have had serious health problems like diarrhea and vomiting. But, since the time this pump was completed my life has never been the same like before I have access to clean pure and safe water.”

A Year Later: #5 Dumbuya Road

Now, after the completion of this water project, our children and young girls are not suffering any more from this difficulty. This is a great change which is positive in our community.

A Year Later: John Maganga Spring

“Before our spring was protected, we used to consume contaminated which led to water related diseases like typhoid and cough. Protection of this spring has really helped us to have access safe clean drinking water not only to us but also our animals do drink safe water.”

A Year Later: #27 Government Hospital Road

“My life has changed considerably. Now, I can relax in the morning doing my studies and later fetch water in the pump on time and do other works before getting ready for school and now I always go to school on time through the help of this water project.”

A Year Later: Musembe Spring

“The production in subsistence farming has increased due to good health enjoyed now after project implementation and the increase in work force or labor force,” said community member Henry.

A Year Later: Elkana Mahonga spring

“Looking back at previous years,” says Caleb Mahonga, “I can attest that there is a big difference because we can now access safe clean water and sound sanitation which has brought joy and happiness to many households.”

A Year Later: Munyanya Spring

“Clean and safe drinking water is now available throughout the day,” says community member Shilla Khasanti.

A Year Later: Nabwani Secondary School

“What you did in our school is immeasurable! I no longer carry water from home or the spring, neither do I run to the primary school to use their latrines” says Renine Obaga. “Don’t just think it is the tank, latrines and hand washing stations; a lot of positive change is taking place in this school because of the project you gave us. The WASH cabinet has become so active and I believe it is nurturing future leaders!”

A Year Later: Essumba Primary School

The sanitation standard has increased as water from the tank is used to wash latrines and classrooms. Time wasted when going to the spring is now used profitably in class. This has also been translated into an improvement in academic performance with the school being named among the most improved in performance in Emuhaya sub-county during this year’s education day.

A Year Later: Vokoli Primary School

The pupils used to waste a lot of time going to fetch water from a spring 1.5 kilometers away instead of studying. With the construction of the water tank in the school, the pupils now have access to safe drinking water in the school. They are using that time to study and this has led to improved performance of the students.

A Year Later: Mukuli Primary School

Initially, the school had a population of 636 and with the introduction of the facilities, the number has improved to 702. Improvement in academics from a mean of 276 to a mean of 298 has occurred as well. General cleanliness both of the students and the school compound has also improved.

A Year Later: Kakamega Township Primary School

Since the project was completed, the cost of paying water bills has gone down and the money can be used to do other development activities in the school. There is a great improvement in terms of performance as pupils now have time to concentrate on their school work.

A Year Later: Shivakala Primary School

A lot has changed in our school. I now have peace in my mind that my pupils are getting safe drinking water in the school.

A Year Later: Kimingini Primary School

“With fewer absenteeism cases, fewer ailment issues and more enrollment of pupils, our teachers are now more psyched to come to school to teach and students now have enough time to be in class to learn and compete fairly. We believe by the end of this year our school will be a beacon of light in our community,” said Head Teacher Mr. Ngaira.

A Year Later: Ebwiranyi Secondary School

Ebwiranyi Secondary School in Kenya now enjoys the use of water direct from the tank with lots of confidence,” says WEWASAFO staff member Wilson Kipchoge as he visits the school a year after their rainwater catchment system, latrines, and hand washing stations were installed.

A Year Later: Amalemba Primary School

“I no longer carry water from home for school use,” says Prince Gabriel, a 10-year-old pupil of Amalemba Primary School in Kenya.

A Year of Growth for Nahun Drive

Every day that I visit this community, their hygiene is much better than some communities…

I'm a Fighter

The clean water source brought a “new normal” of health to the community. And, it unleashed the entrepreneur in Isabella.

What Life is like before Clean Water

We will be very happy once the tank is completed as we will have access to clean water at the school.

Meet Nduku

“I no longer carry water to school since we already have a water tank. We now have access to clean water all year round so our lessons aren’t interrupted. We can plant trees and flowers in our school compound. Water borne diseases have gone down, too!”

Clean Water Equals Hope

“I felt like a super girl. When I got in the new school, the first thing I saw was a hand pump provided by The Water Project. Since I came to this school, my academic life has always been the best. I have time to study and am looking forward to be a doctor.”

This Is Our Story - This Is Our Hope

Clearly this is a different place than the one I was at two years ago. 

Sanitation Saved My Husband

“I thank The Water Project and WEWASAFO for saving my husband from death.”

Cassava For Breakfast

“With more dams, more terraces, more trees and the freed up time that we used to spend in fetching water we will soon start having cassavas and pearl millet porridge for breakfast once again!”