Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



At Metah Spring, Dreams of Clean Water Run in the Family


Friday, June 5th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

Please note, all photos in this report were taken before social distancing recommendations went into effect. Pause. Think. When is the next time you will get clean water? Perhaps a cold drink from the sink, the refrigerator, or the water cooler – will it be within the next hour? For many, accessing clean water is […]

 

Promoting healthy behaviors in Sierra Leone’s markets


Friday, May 29th, 2020by Tom Murphy

Before the first case of COVID-19 arrived in Sierra Leone, our teams mobilized to train the communities that use wells we support on the virus and how to prevent its spread. After reaching each water point community, we moved on to other critical areas in communities. One crucial area is the markets where people go […]

 

Upholding a promise of reliable water during a pandemic


Friday, May 22nd, 2020by Tom Murphy

At The Water Project, we spend a lot of our time ensuring that every water point provides safe water today. More than 1,500 water points are visited up to 4 times a year to ensure that they function properly. That information is made public for anyone to see. If someone supported a well in Sierra […]

 

This is how COVID-19 is impacting families in Kenya


Friday, May 15th, 2020by Tom Murphy

In this extraordinary time, we continue to partner with communities across Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. We are checking in to see how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people and their families. The Water Project is considered an essential organization due to our longstanding work on hygiene and sanitation. We expanded our work in response […]