Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Water is a Lifeline: Empowering Health Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, April 5th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

World Health Worker Week calls for policies to help essential healthcare workers feel “safe and supported.” Where The Water Project works, health workers struggle for safe water.


How the Seasons Affect Water Availability in Western Kenya

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Climate change has affected the length, duration, and severity of the rainfall patterns in Western Kenya.


Thank You, and a Celebration

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Last Friday, March 22nd, was World Water Day.  We wanted to thank our supporters and donors for the absolute outpouring of generosity we witnessed last Friday. Not only did we meet our fundraising goal, but we exceeded it! That’s thanks to incredible donors like you who know how vital water is. We are so incredibly […]


A Tale of Two Brothers – Water for Peace

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

One story that came to our minds as soon as we saw this year’s World Water Day theme (Water for Peace) was the tale of two brothers living in Sambuli Community in Western Kenya.


Water for Peace – World Water Day in Western Kenya

Monday, March 18th, 2024by Guest Contributor

The following is a message from Humphrey Buradi, Regional Director at The Water Project’s Regional Service Hub in Western Kenya. Here is the global water crisis at a glance as we leverage Water for Peace on World Water Day 2024: Based on the above facts, human beings have always found themselves in conflict accessing water. […]


Featured Fundraisers: Scott City School District is Fundraising for a Whole Year!

Friday, March 15th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

When we first spoke to Heather Helle, Music Teacher and Honor Choir Director at Scott City School District in Missouri, her enthusiasm bowled us over. And then we found out why: that her students had actually been the ones to give her that enthusiasm. We knew then that we just had to speak with her […]


How Seasons Affect Water Availability in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Because Sierra Leone is so close to the equator, it doesn’t get four seasons like the United States does. Instead, there are wet months and dry months. And, unlike our other service areas, which each get two rainy seasons and two dry seasons per year, Sierra Leone suffers through long, continuous droughts and only one […]


International Women’s Day 2024: Don’t Leave Some Behind

Friday, March 8th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. When I looked at the International Women’s Day website, I was struck by their missions: — https://www.internationalwomensday.com/  Of course, these are all admirable missions for women. But when I tried to relate all of these missions to the women we serve at The Water Project, it was difficult. […]


Think Faster: How Crypto Giving Helps Fund The Water Project’s Future.

Thursday, March 7th, 2024by Peter

Ever wondered about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency? Maybe you’re seeing it in the news again, celebrated or maligned, depending on the week.  Did you know that The Water Project has implemented hundreds of water projects, funded in whole or part, by cryptocurrency and Bitcoin specifically? Yes, hundreds of projects for tens of thousands of people! It’s […]


How Seasons Affect Water Availability in Southeast Kenya

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024by Jamie Heminway

Where The Water Project works in Southeast Kenya, there is no spring, summer, autumn, or winter. There are only wet months and dry months. And, unfortunately, according to staff and community members who live there, the dry seasons have been expanding in recent years, which makes accessing clean water challenging, to say the least. “[The] […]