Faces of Water

Meet some of the individuals who now have access to clean water for life because of your support.

  • Peter

    Peter is a farmer who has lived in Muruku his whole life. He loves that the community members are peaceful, hardworking, and cooperative. He believes... Read More

  • Ndanu

    Ndanu wants to become a teacher because she loves working with the younger children in her community. Prior to the rainwater catchment system implemented in... Read More

  • Mutua

    Mutua loves going to school because there’s plenty of books to read and he wants to become a pilot one day. He loves that he... Read More

  • Gladys

    Gladys is a single mother and works as a cook at the local school. She loves the school because of its hard-working teachers and dedicated... Read More

  • Veronica

    Veronica used to walk 16 km each day just to collect enough water for her family to drink. She says there used to be conflict... Read More

  • Michelle

    Michelle has dreams of becoming a scientist so that she can discover new things and help her home country, Kenya. She loves that she has... Read More

  • Selina

    Before the rainwater system was developed during the summer of 2022, Selina was spending many hours at the river which reduced the quality of her... Read More

  • Jane

    Jane is a teacher in Muruku and has lived in the community for 5 years now. She says the community is peaceful and resilient, but... Read More

  • Mutunga

    Mutunga loves going to school and learning about science and health. He hopes to become a doctor one day because there aren’t enough to provide... Read More

  • Patience

    Patience helps out around the house by fetching water and firewood, cleaning the compound, and washing utensils. To fetch water for drinking and cleaning, she... Read More

  • Albanus

    This 13-year-old student loves going to school because it “has the best teachers and good morals”. Because fetching water is one of his duties at... Read More

  • Emmanuel

    Meet 15-year-old Emmanuel from the community of Atot, Kenya. With the new well drilled there in September 2022, Emmanuel will no longer have to fetch... Read More

  • Angoi

    Angoi’s favorite subject is English because she gets a chance to speak with her classmates. When she grows up, she wants to become a nurse... Read More

  • Charles

    “Water means everything to me.” Charles, a 12-year-old student from Tangi Nyeusi, has often missed school to help his mother collect water from a river,... Read More

  • Mashipai

    Mashipai is 15 years old and wants to be a nurse one day. Her current duties at home are fetching water, cooking, and washing clothes.... Read More

  • Samuel

    Samuel’s favorite activity is school and he loves biology because it teaches him more about living things. At home, he helps make sure that his... Read More

  • Kavindu

    Kavindu is a student at Tututha Primary School, where he enjoys learning English and one day aspires to become a teacher. With the installation of... Read More

  • Brian

    “I want to become a doctor because I will help the sick people get well.”   Brian loves going to school at Kisueni Primary because he... Read More

  • Edwin

    Edwin is a student at Imale Primary School in Kenya, who loves math and one day hopes to be an accountant! Before Well Aware implemented... Read More

  • Mitchell

    Mitchell attends primary school in Dago, Kenya, and his favorite subject is English. “I like being able to speak and be friends with the people... Read More

  • Margaret

    Margaret is a local leader in Muruku and has been a part of the community for 34 years. She used to worry for the peaceful... Read More

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    Jane has lived in the community of Muruku her entire life and works as a farmer. Currently, Jane and her children fetch water daily from... Read More

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    Meet Charity in Muruku, Kenya, where we broke ground on our 100th project on April 25th, 2022. Previously, Charity missed class to walk 5 km... Read More

  • Tobias

    Tobias has aspirations of becoming a neurosurgeon. Previously, Tobias had to walk to the river to fetch unsafe water three times a week. But, with... Read More

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    Catherine is a student at Tututha Primary School, who loves English and dreams of being a teacher. And, she is very excited about her school’s... Read More

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    Shelmith has been a teacher at Sweetwaters Secondary School in Kenya for 12 years now, and is always serving her community. Before we implemented a... Read More

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    Mwangi works at Mirera Primary School, where we installed a rainwater catchment system in early 2021. Now, Mwangi and the school’s 3,000+ students have access... Read More

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    Mirriam loves math, reading storybooks, and dreams of being an accountant. Before her community gained a new Well Aware water well in 2012, Mirriam faced... Read More

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    Deborah wants to study and grow up to become a doctor so that she can treat sick people within her community. However, before her school... Read More

  • Caroline

    Caroline is a student at Mirera Primary School in Kenya and dreams of becoming a lawyer. Before her school gained a rainwater system earlier this... Read More

  • Peter

    Peter works as a school guard for the Cheptoroi Primary School in Nakuru County, Kenya, helping to protect and serve over 600 students. He is... Read More

  • Johnson

    Johnson is a father of four from Cheptoroi, Kenya. Johnson’s family used to walk 20 minutes to a lake to gather water. “I woke up... Read More

  • Kelvin

    Before Well Aware was able to implement a rainwater collection system at his school in January 2021, Kelvin used to walk 2 km daily to... Read More

  • Julieta

    Julieta loves singing and reading books, and her favorite school subject is math because she likes to calculate. At home, one of Juliet’s duties is... Read More

  • Eddie

    Meet Eddie from Mirera, Kenya, where we completed a rainwater catchment project in early 2021 for a local primary school and the surrounding community, supporting... Read More

  • Faizal

    Faizal dreams of becoming a farmer. “When I plant my crops, I will help people.” Right now, Faizal is not happy with the current water... Read More

  • Alice

    Alice loves mathematics and dreams of being a doctor. In March 2021, Well Aware drilled a new well at her school, and Alice shared her... Read More

  • Grace

    Every day, Grace used to help her father collect water from a well a mile away, sometimes missing school to do so. Now, though, Grace’s... Read More

  • Tashline

    Tashline is 13 years old, full of spunk, and currently attends the Ingrid School outside of Nairobi, Kenya, with aspirations of becoming an actor. With... Read More

  • Wahome

    Wahome dreams of becoming a lawyer. Previously, Wahome’s family utilized sparse rainfall for their water needs. This uncertainty and lack of reliable access to clean... Read More

  • Christian

    Christian is a student at New Hope Primary School in Tanzania. He loves science and English classes and aspires to become a pilot! Christian’s closest... Read More

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    Meet Ibrahim loves biology and dreams of being a soccer player. In 2019, Well Aware rehabilitated a well at Ibrahim’s school. Now, the 300 students... Read More

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    Geoffrey is a student at Tigithi Secondary School in Kenya, who dreams of becoming an engineer. In March of 2021, we implemented a new water... Read More

  • Kantai

    Kantai is an advocate for human rights, enjoys history and politics, and working towards becoming a lawyer when she’s older. Her studies, however, used to... Read More

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    Meet loves geography, learning about the environment, and dreams of becoming an engineer, just like his father. Martin used to worry about water shortages. But... Read More

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    Ashilline loves to read storybooks. At home, she spends time taking care of daily chores, washing utensils, and cleaning the house. Her favorite subject in... Read More

  • vaati-smiling-at-school


    Vaati loves to read and enjoys learning Swahili in school. Before his community gained access to clean water, Vaati and his family would have to... Read More