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: St. Michael Emakwale Secondary School


A Year Later: St. Michael Emakwale Secondary School

The biggest change experienced is availability of water throughout the term. This has helped us run daily activities without struggle. The classes are clean, and the problem we used to have of sickness due to dust is no more.

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


A Year Later: Iguyio Primary School

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: Simboyi Community


A Year Later: Simboyi Community

Since the completion of the spring protection, there have been minimal cases of waterborne diseases among residents. People now know the best ways of treating water and now see the importance of using covers to cover their water containers.

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


A Year Later: Shitaho Community

Health has positively improved, and thus many resources that used to be spent on medication are now used for other developmental activities.

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


A Year Later: Ibubi Primary School

Comfort is so much grateful to the water project because it is through its initiative that she has grown as an individual. As the WASH president, the young girl has developed confidence over time.

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


A Year Later: Litali Spring

This project has really helped us for we used to have conflicts, but now we are living in peace with everyone. It is so peaceful that we can now send our children to fetch water too.

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


A Year Later: Ogola Spring

These days, less time is spent and more is used for studying. My grades have improved!

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


A Year Later: Ekarakaveni II-Androsi Community

The old open water source definitely caused diseases like running stomachs… But we never experience such difficulties these days since now we have a protected spring. The water is very clear throughout the year and it does not smell. It is safe for drinking.

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


A Year Later: Eburenga Primary School

The water supply is now reliable and sufficient. Pupils have enough time for academic work. The water tank and latrines are well maintained by the school community.

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.