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: Imbiakalo Community


A Year Later: Imbiakalo Community

Before, our children used to have running stomach because of drinking water, and typhoid was also a great threat among elderly people who spent most of their time in hospital beds seeking treatment. Instead of spending time in hospitals, we now spend time on our small farms planting and harvesting crops.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Rowal Village


A Year Later: Rowal Village

Before the community people usually go to the swamp to fetch water for drinking but due to the help of this project life has greatly improved in this community.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mapothie Village


A Year Later: Mapothie Village

Because there was no other water source they just drank the swamp water. Since this project was completed, they have access to safe and pure water and even some changes happen through the role play lesson that they learnt during the hygiene training.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mayaya Village


A Year Later: Mayaya Village

This project did not give water only and leave, they also taught the community how to take care of their homes and families and also how to avoid disease transmission.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: 22 Sesay Street, Amina Community


A Year Later: 22 Sesay Street, Amina Community

Now people are bathing, laundering, cleaning, and cooking with protected well water. We are very happy as a community. This community is one of the oldest in Kaffu Bullom chiefdom, but this is our first and only community well that we have.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Abidjan Street, Rotifunk Community


A Year Later: Abidjan Street, Rotifunk Community

In the last year we have experienced improvements in hygiene and sanitation as well as in the rearing of animals and in construction.

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


A Year Later: Namushiya Community

Being the head student, I used to send students out of school to find clean water for teachers and kitchen purposes. Today, the students don’t go out. They have time for studies hence an improvement in their academic performance.

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


A Year Later: Lukala Primary School

Water from this project is safe for drinking because it’s always treated and therefore we have no doubts of getting ill because we have a safe source in school!

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


A Year Later: Chebwai B Community

We now drink clean water since a pump was installed on the hole, so there’s no more disease outbreak. We used to be diagnosed with typhoid, but since the rehabilitation we have had no problems.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mang'uliro Community


A Year Later: Mang'uliro Community

The back pains we used to experience are no longer a problem. The pump makes this possible, and there are no more waterborne disease outbreaks. We wash, bathe, and even water our livestock every day because water is within our reach.

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


A Year Later: Ikoli Community

…we knew that our children were at risk of falling in the hole. Now, we do not have to worry anymore since the place is covered. Life in general is good to us especially women and children since the pump was installed on our well.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mukangu 1 Community


A Year Later: Mukangu 1 Community

There are no more back and chest pains since we no longer struggle with the rope and bucket to fetch water. Our home hygiene has improved, since we now drink clean water and no more waterborne disease outbreaks.

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


A Year Later: Muthei Primary School

Now we have enough drinking water in school which is clean. Cases of pupils falling sick while in school have gone down owing to the existence of safe water and improved levels of hygiene and sanitation. Life in school is now more fun, with plenty of water available for drinking and keeping us clean.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kumina Wauni Hand-Dug Well


A Year Later: Kumina Wauni Hand-Dug Well

Now I fetch water nearer to my home. It’s easy, less tiring, and fun. I only walk less than one kilometer compared to before when it was only my mum who could fetch water for the family. I feel happy helping my mum get water for the family.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Musunguu Community Hand-Dug Well


A Year Later: Musunguu Community Hand-Dug Well

We are thankful and grateful for this project because things like diseases have decreased and we can now afford three meals a day which come from our small plots in our home. I won’t fail to mention the improved performance for my children who no longer waste time going to fetch water but rather use the time to read and do their homework.

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


A Year Later: Lugusi Primary School

The water project has helped us use our time for studies. This has had a positive impact on the academic performance for pupils and the school in general. The project has promoted a mutual relationship between the school and the community, as community members now have access to the water point.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Mukangu 2 Community


A Year Later: Mukangu 2 Community

My home is close to the well, so I don’t have to worry anymore. I do the rest of my activities not troubled of how I will get water. Even at night, I can still access water. I do not have water-related stress anymore.

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


A Year Later: Mache Primary School

The school has been able to continue building extra classroom blocks because water is available. This has saved us the cost of hiring donkeys to ferry water from outside. The project has also promoted a mutual relationship between the school, community and church.

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


A Year Later: Chimoroni Primary School

The project has helped in minimizing the outbreaks of waterborne diseases like typhoid, which were a threat to the school. We are now able to clean the latrines twice a day, hand-washing behavior is observed both by pupils and teachers, and the classrooms are frequently cleaned.

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


A Year Later: Kimanget Community

As a healthy people in a healthy community, we no longer spend most of our time in the hospitals. Instead, we spend time on our small farms planting and harvesting our crops. We can put food on the table for our families.

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


A Year Later: Machemo Community

Today, we are healthy and continue to enjoy the clean water from the rehabilitated well and our children attend school without issues.

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


A Year Later: Shitirira Primary School

This water that I drink is clean for consumption. I have improved more on my academics.

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


A Year Later: Makhwabuyu Community

With the pump in place, our husbands are willing to help us fetch water when necessary!

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: St. Stephen Eshihaka Secondary School


A Year Later: St. Stephen Eshihaka Secondary School

Since the water project came to our school last year and brought us a big tank, I have so much time to study and even plan my work minus the stress of going to look for water for use in the school.

See the Impact of Clean Water - A Year Later: Kavumbu Community Hand-Dug Well


A Year Later: Kavumbu Community Hand-Dug Well

Initially, we’d walk seven kilometers to Miseke River in order to fetch drinking water, but now it tales less than 30 minutes.