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: Elande Village


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.

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


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

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


A Year Later: Wuluvai Spring

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

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


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.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mang'ang'a Spring


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.

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


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.

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


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.”

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


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.

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


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.”

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


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.”

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later:  Kidinye Secondary 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.”

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


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.”

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


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.”

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


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.”

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


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.”

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


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.”

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Moi Girls High School


A Year Later: Moi Girls High School

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

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


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.”

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Theresa's Musaa Primary School


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.”

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


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.”

See the Impact of Clean Water - A  Year Later: Kiluta Well 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.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kiluta Sand Dam


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.

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


A Year Later: Emusutswi Primary School

This school has made the most of the water resource using it for drinking, cooking, cleaning of classrooms and latrines and for science club garden works.

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


A Year Later: Sharambatsa Community

“Compared to the previous years where the community used to drink contaminated water, there is a big improvement in health since the rehabilitation was done a year ago.”

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


A Year Later: Shipala Primary School

“I have enough time to read and do my studies since I no longer have to go around searching for water from the unprotected sources.”