Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Goodbye Closure Notice, Hello Education: How Water and Latrines Keep Schools Open

Friday, April 3rd, 2020by Shannon Esrich

In Kenya, many schools are constantly on the lookout for the dreaded closure notice from the Ministry of Public Health due to the schools’ challenges with water, sanitation, or hygiene – and sometimes all 3. Kipchorwa Primary School in Western Kenya was no exception. Its 400+ students were relying on dirty stream water for drinking, […]


Filling the Gap: How The Water Project is working to prevent COVID-19 in Western Kenya

Friday, March 27th, 2020by Tom Murphy

The Water Project is working in coordination with the Kenyan government to respond to and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Western Kenya. Because of our unique relationship with the communities where we work, we are amplifying our sanitation and hygiene lessons by promoting health messaging on local radio stations and working with communities to debunk […]


Note from our Founder about COVID-19

Friday, March 27th, 2020by Peter

  Dear Friend, Thanks for letting me connect with you directly during this uncertain time. First, I hope this note finds you and your family healthy and safe. Many of you are no doubt facing the same types of impact we are, whether they’re financial, job-related, or simply the loss of daily interaction with those […]


Water, sanitation, and hygiene enable healthy lives

Friday, March 20th, 2020by Tom Murphy

Global awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap is on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For The Water Project, sanitation and hygiene training have always been a crucial part of our work – from building latrines in schools to teaching communities about the proper steps of handwashing. Water, sanitation, and hygiene are […]