Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

SAS Peacemakers raise over $1,000 for a new well

SAS_PeaceMakersThe SAS Peacemakers from New Jersey took The Water Challenge and raised over $1,000 from their local community.

We’ll be sending 100% of this donation to the field to dig wells. In a few short months we’ll report back, right here, with pictures and info about the finished well.

Way to go girls!


 

New well for the Aleko Community

The community at Aleko in Western Kenya is enjoying it’s brand new well.  This community well point is serving hundreds of people who, before this well was installed, walked 5km to an unprotected spring.


See where the community used to collect water

 

Community Well is Repaired

DSCN1716Thanks to three groups of hard working students, a community in Western Kenya has clean, safe drinking water restored.

We just received these pictures and will have a full report from the project soon.

This repair required the entire pump to be replaced and reset.  It should last a very long while.

Donors:

  • Ms. Berzina’s class at Millard Central High School – Omaha, NE
  • Garry Leyte & The E.A. Butler All Grade – McKay’s, NL
  • West Kings Student Council – Auburn, NS

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Lemon “Aide” Stand raises money for wells

lemonadestand_FullJune 24, 2009

Dear Water Project,

Thank you so much for starting this foundation.

In my neighborhood, the same group of girls get together and think of a great charity to donate the money we raise. This year, for our 5th annual lemon”aide” stand, we wanted to help Africa. We all know how many problems people in Africa are having.

We were inspired by two young children, adopted from Ethiopia, Danny, 4, and Mary- Kate, 2. Their mother introduced us to this huge problem: dirty water. We were shocked to see how some people have to drink dirty, contaminated water and walk miles and miles to get it.

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