Responding Together to Covid-19

All of us are working to prevent this virus in the same way. Clean hands and social distancing are the tools we all have in this fight. But, while you and I can easily grab some soap and have ready access to clean water… not everyone does.

Your gifts can change that by providing reliable access to water points and support...

Handwashing Stations
Clean hands need clean water and we're providing both in the communities we serve.Your gifts will make sure it continues to flow and handwashing remains possible.
Health and Hygiene Training
Our teams have been teaching these lessons for years, and they're needed now more than ever. Help us reach the hundreds of communities we serve.
Homemade Mask Making
With some local supplies and a bit of creativity, our teams - who you support - are teaching families how to craft masks that help prevent the spread of the disease.

Respond with us.

Daily access to safe and reliable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) facilities are vital to building healthy and resilient communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, WaSH services are more essential than ever to help prevent and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Your monthly gift will provide critical supplies and support our front-line teams.

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Updates from our team

The Water Project's teams are WaSH experts (Water Sanitation and Hygiene). For over 14 years we've installed and repaired water points across Africa while teaching communities about proper hygiene and sanitation. This is the very expertise needed to help stop the spread of Covid-19. And it's why the governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone deem our work there as an essential service. For the last few weeks, our teams have continued operating while the rest of the country moves into various stages of lockdown and quarantine.

This week's latest news from the front-lines


  • Last week, our teams trained more than 47 communities on COVID-19, ways to prevent its spread, and how to ensure that they stay safe while fetching water. In total, our teams led 637 trainings since the start of April. We are continuing to train communities and support water points in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
  • Our teams also completed 16 repairs on water points in need of attention.
  • The outbound phone-based monitoring system initially tested in Sierra Leone is now in the testing phase in Kenya and Uganda. More than 3 dozen calls were made last week in the two countries to check in on the status of water points. The calls will continue to expand in the coming weeks.
  • In Sierra Leone, our teams are holding COVID-19 trainings in significant markets. They visited Rotifunk market last week to meet with more than 600 market sellers to train them on ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the market. They also installed 20 handwashing stations and distributed 670 face masks at the market. The teams will follow up on the training and hold similar events in 7 other markets - reaching more than 3,500 vendors.
  • Last week, the team in Uganda traveled with loudspeakers around markets and trading posts. They broadcast messages discussing ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the market. This supplements the messaging they are promoting on the two leading radio stations in the areas where they work that encourage healthy behaviors to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read more about our response


See the initial response from our Founder

Daily access to safe and reliable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) facilities are vital to building healthy and resilient communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, WaSH services are more essential than ever to help prevent and mitigate the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. It is for that reason that the Kenyan government has deemed our work […]
In this extraordinary time, we continue to partner with communities across Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. We are checking in to see how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people and their families. The Water Project is considered an essential organization due to our longstanding work on hygiene and sanitation. We expanded our work in response […]


Please join the effort with us!

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