Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

The Water Project Recognized by Kenyan Government

Monday, October 9th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

On September 27, 2023, the National Government of Kenya signed a path-clearing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Water Project, a United States-based charity. 


The Story of the Third Girl

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Once upon a time, there lived three girls.


Dedicated Donors: Debby’s Truth-Seeking, Intentional Approach Inspires Us

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

The Water Project community is grateful for every donation, no matter the size. When we can cultivate an incredible relationship with the person behind the donation, though — that is a true inspiration, and fuel to our collective fire.  For instance, our relationship with Debby A. from New Jersey. When our Senior Director of Philanthropy, […]


Enabling Zero Emissions on the Ground this Zero Emissions Day

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

In honor of International Zero Emissions Day tomorrow, we thought we’d update you on how climate change impacts our work and the measures our local teams are taking to counteract its effects.  Our staff members are battling on the front lines of climate change, both in educating their water users about its effects and in […]


Tips for Visiting Africa for the First Time

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Many of our US-based staff members at The Water Project have lived, worked, or been on extended visits to Africa. We’re well aware that Africa is an entire continent; travelers should expect big differences between countries, regions, and even counties/sub-counties. However, some travel tips can apply anywhere. We thought we’d share some of our cumulative knowledge […]


Catherine’s Rise to Woman Leader – Thanks to Water

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023by Guest Contributor

Living without clean water taught me many lessons. 


A Day in the Life: Mapping Water Points in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

The Water Project strives to bring water to those who need it most, and the first step is to figure out where the need is. But the process of collecting that information isn’t as straightforward as you might think. In a wealthier country, if you wanted to conduct a survey asking who has access to […]


Dreams of College and Careers: Why Water is Essential to Women’s Equality

Monday, August 28th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Saturday, August 26th was National Women’s Equality Day in the United States — a holiday created in 1973 to commemorate women’s right to vote.  In the United States, women’s equality has made great strides, but there are still ways in which women are at a disadvantage. All inequality is worth addressing, of course. But it’s […]


But What About the Teachers? How the Water Crisis Endangers Everyone at a School

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023by Jamie Heminway

When we build water projects at schools, our instinct is always to talk about the students.  But with going back to school at the top of everyone’s minds, we’re taking a moment to appreciate the teachers behind the water crisis. They deserve recognition for educating their students despite the odds stacked against them. Where we […]


Dedicated Donors: Julie Transformed Her Curiosity About the World into a Force for Good

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

“Who I am is a person who does what I can to help others who could use a helping hand.”