Clean water has produced better health and therefore better education. As the school report of May 2013 says, “We have succeeded to provide food for both teachers and students . . . without being disturbed by the problem of water” and “We have managed to increase the number of students who pass their examination for almost 3% and 15% for both Primary and Secondary school compare to last few years before we get water.” See “Our First Projects, A Report from the Schools.”
The school population has increased by 60 students and 9 teachers. The porridge provided for the children midday is now made with clean water — the students do not have to spend precious school time walking the previous 5 km in search of clean water. Each student has been provided his or her own drinking cup. However, the clean water lasts only 5 months after the heavy rains of April. More catchment units are needed to adequately serve the students and each catchment unit costs $7,000 to build with local materials and labor.