Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

300+ students need water at Prophecy Primary School in Sierra Leone

Help these students gain access to clean, reliable water in celebration of World Water Day on March 22nd.

Welcome to the School

Prophecy Primary School employs seven teachers and can get quite noisy with its 305 students. Without Prophecy Primary in Sankoya community, children would have to walk extraordinary distances elsewhere.

There is no electricity or running water. There are three classrooms and a space for the headmaster’s office. Each classroom is split for two classes, facing opposite directions.

Classrooms at Prophecy Primary School

Water Situation

There is a hand-dug well on school grounds which supports students with their cleaning, hand-washing, and drinking needs. They always carry a bucket back home at the end of the day because there isn’t another clean water source in their part of Sankoya. In fact, the entire community relies on the school’s well.

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434 Students in Need of Water at the Muleche Primary School

Every month, we’re going to share just one of the hundreds of water projects we’re actively raising funds to help.  These reports are prepared by our partners in the field who meet with these communities months before work begins to better understand the water situation.

We hope you’ll take a moment to get to know these folks and think about ways you can help us help them find access to clean, safe water.

Welcome to the School

Muleche Primary School opened in 1984 to serve students living in and nearby Shinyalu, Kenya. It has a total enrollment of 434 students, of which 225 are girls and 209 are boys.

The local government has found that parents of these students are extremely unsupportive when it comes to education. Many of the parents say that it’s a waste of time if their children can just get by with menial labor jobs like they do.

The School Gates

Students arrive no later than 7am to begin a quick cleaning the school compound, sweeping classrooms, and cleaning latrines. Normal classes start at 8am and go until lunch. The day ends at 5pm.

The Muleche Primary School

Water Situation

There is no water on school grounds. A teacher must take a group of students out into the community whenever they need water. Water is fetched from a slow moving river which looks more like a swamp. There are plants growing in the water, and it has a bad odor.

Students Walking for Water

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The Impact of our Monthly Donors

Our incredible monthly members allow our teams to monitor and evaluate past projects to ensure they are still working. But, don’t take our word for it! Below, hear from our partner, Cornelius, in Kenya, about how monthly gifts impact ongoing work for clean, reliable water.

For just $20 a month, you can join our team of monthly supporters and help Cornelius and his team check on more water projects! Your ongoing support means the good we provide on day one of a project continues for years and years. Join us today.