Water Gives Dreams

Children in RwandaLike our name says, Water For People is all about people. Stories of lives changed by safe water and sanitation inspire our work day after day. Your generosity has changed millions of lives around the world. Here is one story of how water gives dreams:

When water arrived at Binaga School in the remote countryside of Rwanda, it gave students a future. It offered the foundation for them to dream.

The school sits in a peaceful valley, surrounded by lush green hills. Students in their crisp yellow uniforms laugh as they meander through freshly painted corridors on their way to class. Students are concentrating hard in their classrooms, taking their exams. During breaks, some cultivate the school garden or find a drink from the closest water station.

Before water came to the village, this scene looked very different. The school and surrounding communities didn't have safe drinking water or proper bathrooms. Without decent sanitation facilities, menstrual hygiene resources, or handwashing stations, the students couldn't practice personal hygiene. Many of them would miss class to fetch water several miles away or because they had become sick from drinking dirty water. Teenage girls would even miss school during their periods.

Thanks to supporters like you, water has changed this. Having water has given health, time, and education. It's given students hope and joy. It's given them a chance to reach their full potential.

Now, kids like Josephine, who plans to be a journalist, and Eugene, who wants to be a mechanic, can dream for the future. Water is the foundation for tomorrow's teachers, tailors, and pilots. You can see the joy on students' faces when they realize they can now achieve their goals.

Planned gifts are a vital part of advancing Water For People’s mission. Plus, they offer direct benefits to you and your loved ones. To learn how you can change the tide of the world’s water crisis by including us in your estate plan, please contact Kristine Mazzullo at 720-488-4555 or donate@waterforpeople.org.