COMMUNITY MUST BE INVOLVED ALL WASH PROJECTS

Community decision-making can be one of the key factors of success around any water development project. All over the world in communities of need, you’ll find systems that are functioning with ease and in others, the carcass of broken pumps, unused toilets, tanks…


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS UNITED BY WASH!

Rachel and Grace were participants at Global Women’s Water Initiative Training program in 2011. Both Rachel and Grace work in leadership roles at the Bukoba Women’s Water Empowerment Association (BUWEA) in Tanzania. BUWEAs ultimate goal is to create opportunities for women living in rural areas…


PRISON WARDEN FROM KENYA ENSURES WOMEN PRISONERS HAVE SAFE WATER

Lydia, the senior warden of Naivasha Women’s Medium Security Prison in Kenya believes that prisons should be a place for rehabilitation and transformation. In her experience, she has seen that the majority of the women who have been sentenced to…


PHIONA MBUGUA FINDS HER POWER AS A WASH TECHNICIAN

I have been a sex worker for so many years, but when I met Godliver (GWWI Head Technology Trainer), I have withdrawn. She trained me on tanks, now I can make bricks, I can make a tank… I think I…


“WATER FOR CITIES” AWARDED TO KILILI SELF-HELP PROGRAM (KSHP)

Congratulations to Jane Joseph who won the Water for Cities Top Prize at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation National Competition! Jane won for her essay promoting what they learned at GWWIs Women’s Water Leadership Academy. …


ANGELLA AND MARTHA DEMO THEIR WASH TECHNOLOGIES AT WORLD WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION!

Angella and Martha have two big reasons to celebrate and are one step closer to reaching their goal of providing their community with access to water! First, they were able to raise funds from their local supporters and…


WHEN WOMEN UNITE, THEY CAN MAKE MAKE POWERFUL CHANGE

When Rosemary and Joy met Jackie and Dorothy, it wasn’t in Kisumu where they all live and work — — It was in Uganda at the Women’s Water Leadership Academy hosted by Global Women’s Water Initiave (GWWI). Joy and Rosemary were…


COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN KENYA CREATE INNOVATIVE BUSINESS MODEL BRING SAFE WATER TO ALL

“I never had hope of becoming rich because I would spend 2000KSH ($25US) per month because my children would get sick of typhoid. The money would come and go. Because of the Biosand Filter, now I dream…


SCHOOL SAVES MONEY AND LIVES FROM SAFE WATER TECHNOLOGY

“Before we got the Biosand Filters, seven students per week would get sick from typhoid. The school paid at least per student 450KSH (approx. $6US) just to take them to the doctor. Now we no longer have cases of typhoid and…


KATOSI WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT TRUST GOES GLOBAL!

CONGRATULATIONS are in order! Global Women’s Water Initiative is thrilled to share that our partner Katosi Women’s Development Trust (KWDT) won the 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize at the World Water Forum in Marseilles, France!

KWDT is such an incredible organization. KWDT enables…

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