Faces of Water


13 years old • Njoguini Primary School in Nanyuki, Kenya

Rose and her siblings used to walk 4 kilometers to fetch water daily. The water was not clean and her family often got sick from it, but they didn’t have another water source. Sometimes, they even had to move settlements based on access to water.

At school, Rose likes studying English because she enjoys being able to connect and communicate with visitors. Her greatest challenge, she says, is poverty. She hopes she can get support in completing secondary education.

Now, with the water system implemented at her school in June 2019, Rose has no longer has to walk for water. She can stay in class and focus on her studies.

“Reliable access to clean water will change our lives. We will be healthier because it will reduce waterborne disease, help cleanliness, and also support irrigation.”

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