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Water for Kenya

New water well, sand dams, spring protections, and rain tanks

A new well in KenyaKenya is a beautiful mix of cities and countryside, mountains and desert, remarkable potential amidst deseprate poverty. It is home to a people of inspiring hospitality, kindness and joy.

But for so many in Kenya, clean and safe water is impossible to find. Mothers search for it in vain and children gather dirty water when nothing else is available. As they do, hope is lost when inevitable sickness and poverty follow.

We're committed to working closely with the people of Kenya, listening to their needs and not simply imposing our solutions. Our desire is to see more smiles like this mom (pictured right), who benefits from one of our very first water projects.

Sponsoring a water project in Kenya is easy. Every donor is connected to a specific project. No matter the size of the gift, you'll receive a project report with pictures, GPS coordinates, and brief reports describing how you've helped a particular village.

We want you to see the good that has been done.

Appropriate water projects, not just wells.

We work hard to make sure that a community's needs are always considered first. Local experts in the field help ensure that happens. With your support, we are able to provide support and expertise for various water solutions. We listen for our local teams's lead in choosing the right type of water project for a particular community or school. Far too often, "default" technologies like a handpump are being installed because of misguided assumptions, only to end up rejected or abandoned by a community. We've learned that a water project must be reliable, convenient and safe and that requires careful consideration alongside each community.

Real people. Real problems. Real impact.

The Water Project invests in local solutions to the local water crisis in sub-Saharan Africa.

Providing access to clean, safe water helps capable and determined people realize the hope they have for their own futures.

The Water Project works closely with local in-country teams and partners to develop clean water programs alongside these heroes. We're passionate about unlocking human potential. After all, water doesn't change anything; the people we serve do.