Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



The Stories We Tell at a Storytelling Conference


Monday, November 13th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

When I started at The Water Project (TWP) in 2021, I was a Program Services Reporting Officer — one of the people who writes and compiles the reports our donors get about their specific project(s) when they give. I carefully crafted my bio for our website, writing, “Jamie is a storyteller by nature.” Then, in […]

 

From Water Scarcity to Abundance: How Solar Technology Enabled a Community That Once Suffered Without Water to Sell It for Profit


Wednesday, November 1st, 2023by Jamie Heminway

In the past, The Water Project has ventured into solar-powered water sources in both Southeast Kenya and Sierra Leone. Now, seeing the incredible impact of solar projects on communities where water used to be miles away, we’re researching how to incorporate solar technology into more of our projects in the future.  “Piped water can be […]

 

Gender in Water-Fetching Culture: Even Within Kenya, It’s Not Always the Same


Wednesday, October 25th, 2023by Olivia Chebet

In Western Kenya, it is the role of women, girls, and children to fetch water. Growing up as a young girl in Kenya, I saw only women and girls fetching water, and not men. We also rarely take the time to understand why fetching water is predominantly considered the “woman’s job” (or that of children). […]

 

When Clean Water Isn’t an Option: How People in Western Kenya Cope


Wednesday, October 18th, 2023by Jacklyne Chelagat

Life without clean water is very challenging. It has been said repeatedly that “water is life,” and without it, life can be so difficult. But how do people survive without safe and clean water? What do they do? To find answers, I met with a few people in Western Kenya currently living without clean and […]

 

Global Handwashing Day: Why Handwashing is More Important than Ever in a Post-COVID-19 World


Sunday, October 15th, 2023by Sam Ngidiwe

With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, one thing I have not heard consistently is officials encouraging communities to maintain the basic rule of hand hygiene to prevent the spread of other infectious diseases.

 

“Vision without action is a lost dream”: How multi-year giving allows us to dream big!


Wednesday, October 11th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

No one can see the future. But with water availability for billions of people on the line, we at The Water Project (TWP) are always trying to do just that, as a forward look means more people get clean water sooner. And you, as a donor, can be more helpful with this than you may […]

 

The Water Project Recognized by Kenyan Government


Monday, October 9th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

On September 27, 2023, the National Government of Kenya signed a path-clearing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Water Project, a United States-based charity. 

 

The Story of the Third Girl


Wednesday, October 4th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

Once upon a time, there lived three girls.

 

Dedicated Donors: Debby’s Truth-Seeking, Intentional Approach Inspires Us


Wednesday, September 27th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

The Water Project community is grateful for every donation, no matter the size. When we can cultivate an incredible relationship with the person behind the donation, though — that is a true inspiration, and fuel to our collective fire.  For instance, our relationship with Debby A. from New Jersey. When our Senior Director of Philanthropy, […]

 

Enabling Zero Emissions on the Ground this Zero Emissions Day


Wednesday, September 20th, 2023by Jamie Heminway

In honor of International Zero Emissions Day tomorrow, we thought we’d update you on how climate change impacts our work and the measures our local teams are taking to counteract its effects.  Our staff members are battling on the front lines of climate change, both in educating their water users about its effects and in […]