Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Mobile Monitoring Training in Kenya

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This is Paul, he is a Community Development worker focusing on hygiene and sanitation. He works for Bridge Water Project, one of our partnering NGOs here Kenya. He’s learned how to submit a sanitation survey through his phone. Kenya is leading the way in mobile banking and we want to help Kenya pave the way for mobile monitoring of water points. We can monitor functionality of water points and collect data with a cell phone, airtime, sweat equity and a great mobile monitoring app by mWater. Training is going great and we even had the chance to conduct the first surveys! 

 

Boda Boda Traveling in Kenya

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The work we do at The Water Project isn’t easy, but your support does help greatly and makes a big impact. Every bit helps. We couldn’t do our jobs efficiently if it wasn’t for the boda boda drivers that take us from site to site on narrow rural roads that are impossible to pass with a car. We really love the saying on the front of this boda boda. “Never Give Up.” It seems to sum up our feelings about clean water perfectly!

 

A New Well for St Emmanuel Church

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St Emmanuel Kapng’etuny Church in Kenya was getting their water  from gravity piped water from Kipkaren Township Water project. The dam is located 1.5km away from the church compound. The water was turbid and wasn’t receiving any treatment before being released to the community hence, the water was only good for animals to drink and irrigation purposes.

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New Well for the Shipala Community

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Shipala Community in Kenya is comprised of small scale farmers and most of their activities depend on water. To fetch water, community members would walk a half mile each way to a protected stream.

However, the stream was seasonal and during the dry season, you’d have to wake up early for the chance of water. People in the community have also gotten sick by drinking contaminated water.

Now, thanks to your help, the Shipala Community have a rehabbed well with clean and safe water and their lives will be forever changed. Read more about their story here.