Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



Through Their Eyes: COVID-19 Chronicles with Margaret Mbone


Friday, June 19th, 2020by Shannon Esrich

This is the first story from a new series by The Water Project meant to highlight the perspectives and experiences of the people we serve and how they are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot has changed for Margaret Mbone since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in her home of Sichinji, Kenya. […]

 

A new well brings relief for Alhaji and his mother


Friday, June 12th, 2020by Tom Murphy

This used to be the most reliable water source for the 185 people living near #26 Old Town Road in Lungi, Sierra Leone: Another well in the community was the secondary source, but it runs dry for 3 months out of the year. That meant that for people to get water each day, they had […]

 

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 […]