Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Meet Abigail: Clean Water Equals Hope

Abigail, 18, student at Igunga Girl’s Secondary School

Meet Abigail. A young girl from Kenya, now 18 years old, who had lost hope of pursuing her dreams until she had access to clean water.

Abigail was only 16 years old when she joined Igunga Girl’s Secondary School. She had come from a school in the neighboring county which did not have any source of reliable, clean water. “It was tough for me and other girls. We walked long distances in search of water hence we did not have time for studies. This killed my morale to pursue my goals and dreams.”

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You Make This Possible!

Safe water empowers the Girl Child.
You make it possible.

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Ask any girl what she would rather be doing than walking for water and she’ll share her dreams for school, a career and her contribution (beyond gathering water) to her community. Lack of access to safe water and sanitation is the primary reason girls drop out of school.

They call her Girl Child.
Because of your support, we call her Leader.

A water project is not something that happens to a community, it happens with a community.

At The Water Project, women are undeniably a key player as both recipient and implementer of clean water and sanitation systems. When you support The Water Project and give a girl water, your gift also supports her role models – strong leaders like Catherine, seen in this video. Because of your contributions, girls see development come to their communities through women leaders, and know their dreams are possible.

Safe water inspires her.
You unlock her potential.

We have 44 communities waiting for water. Get involved and make clean water a reality!

 

 

Fox Valley Church Walk for Water

userID_4917_originalAvatar_Water_Walk_2014Fox Valley Church of Christ in Wisconsin has been fundraising for The Water Project for years and has helped fund 3 water projects! They host a Walk for Water which is always a huge success!

“We fundraise because we believe that all life is precious. No one can have life without water.We fund raise because if we claim to be Christian, then we must embrace the responsibility to help those that we can. Please join us in bringing water…bringing life. ”

Because of their support, Mahiakalo Primary School will soon have a rainwater harvesting tank and new latrines!

Thank you Fox Valley Church of Christ and all our fundraisers for making clean water a reality for so many!

 

Help Us Raise Funds for Sierra Leone

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Ebola has been a tragic reality for the people of Sierra Leone over the last year. In the middle of this, we’ve remained more committed than ever to the people of Sierra Leone through a service and support program that focuses on keeping water flowing at approximately 100 previously installed projects. We’re also providing new water access for communities- made possible because of your support. Our partner and teams (Mariatu’s Hope) have been brave and selfless – and we are so proud of them.

Now, the N’Baimbaya community has requested your help.  238 people, 120 of whom are children, believe their future doesn’t have to be drinking from a swamp. Our teams are currently working with the community to develop a WaSH Committee and have commented on the undeniable hope they find in the initiative and cooperation from this community. Now it’s your turn.

Let’s stand with them and make a new water well a reality! 

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