Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



How a commitment to reliable water turned around Mukunyuku RC Primary School


Friday, March 13th, 2020by Tom Murphy

In the past, Mukunyuku RC Primary School was an undesirable posting for teachers in Western Kenya. In 2017, Kennedy Wesonga was posted to the school as the new head teacher. He was not happy with the assignment. Mr. Wesonga wondered why his promotion from deputy head teacher to head teacher was to a school like […]

 

Women of WaSH: Who We Are


Friday, March 6th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

On this year’s International Women’s Day, we celebrate and salute all of the girls, women, and allies who are working to reach gender equity through access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH). Globally, we know that the water crisis disproportionately affects women and girls.¬†Girls under the age of 15 are twice as likely as boys […]

 

No more stress during the dry season


Friday, February 28th, 2020by Tom Murphy

At a time like this in previous years, Masaani community members would be stressed out due to water scarcity as a result of the lingering drought. In this region of Southeastern Kenya, dry spells are increasingly common due to the effect of climate change on the region. However, in the past year, such concerns have […]

 

Breaking “The Water Curse” One Spring at a Time


Thursday, February 20th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

Before protection, Imbwaga Spring was believed to be cursed water. It was a small, muddy pool of water open to contamination from animals and people in the village of Bumira, Kenya. The 210 people who depend on this spring knew the water was unsafe to drink, but they could not afford to treat it. It […]