Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

A Drop of Water, An Ocean of Hope

UPDATE 9/21/2009 – See the wells being funded:  Ikobero School Well & Busyubi School Well

Students from Mayo High School, led by the International Relations Association absolutely stunned our team with their incredible fundraiser this past month!

We were thrilled to see the dedication and passion of these students in their work, both through the video they made and of course the more than 2 wells they funded!

Time and time again, we read letters from schools, just like Mayo High School, that set a goal and beat it…big time.  That’s because the story of water is easy to grasp.  When people understand the issues and that even one high school can dramatically impact an entire community (or two!) it’s easy to get behind it with support!

Way to go Mayo!!

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Osika School Well Pics Arrive

picture-125Our team completed this well at the Osika School just last month.  Due to some issues with their donated camera, the original report pictures were lost.  But, these have just arrived and we wanted to get them up so all of you who helped build it could see the good you have done.

The Osika School Well:

Population – 2,003 + Children
Well Depth – 60 ft


Wells for Schools: Kenya Campaign

  • Gift Date Between November 12, 2008 – January 30, 2009

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Eshienga Primary School Well

picture-008There’s a new well at the Eshienga School in Western Kenya.

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing better than seeing young students tossing clean water around in celebration of new found freedom.

These students no longer have to walk miles for dirty water. Instead, clean, safe drinking water is just steps away…thanks to students and individuals just like themselves.  Thank you on behalf of the Eshienga Primary School.

Who Helped?

Individual Donors:

Gift Date between: February 15, 2009 – March 8, 2009


Queensland Downs School – Calgary, Alberta
Delta Sigma Theta Soroity, Inc. – Cincinnati,  OH
Ms. Sheib’s Class, Park Springs Elementary – Coral Springs, FL

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Emusanda Well Complete

Children play at their new well

Children play at their new well

The Emusanda Community well was completed just days ago.  Both children and adults have been lining up to gather clean, safe drinking water – now only steps from where they live!

We’re thankful, as are the people of Emusanda to the following donors who built this well:


“Help Dig Wells” – Gift Date between: Jan. 27th, 2009 – Feb. 10, 2009


Meadowbrook United Methodist Church – Fort Worth, TX
Students/Faculty of St. Dominic School – Brookfield, WI
Morse High School Student Body – San Diego, CA

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