Thousands of PackH2O Water Backpacks have been deployed throughout Kenya since 2012 through Partners for Care, an organization doing amazing work on the ground around Nairobi. Their director was considerate enough to share five stories of how our water backpacks are being received in developing areas where access to drinking water is scarce.
A Story of Trust
Ann Wanjiru Wanjiku is an amazing woman. Since Ann got the water pack she has not stored water in any other container. Ann says the water pack keeps her water not only safe but also very cool and great tasting. Ann is on ARV medication and is required to take water frequently so this has enabled her to take more than the required 8 glasses a day which was not the case before . Ann shares the water pack with her son. Her son calls it the miracle bag. Ann is slated for stomach surgery soon and she trusts the water from the water pack so much that she has sworn to carry it with her to the hospital. She is in fact willing to buy the water pack at Kshs.5,000 because to her the benefits outweigh the cost. She is very grateful for this wonderful product. This is an amazing story that shows how deeply the water pack has touched people’s lives .
The story of Ben
Ben is a young man from Limuru. He says the water pack has simply transformed his life health wise. He used to get water borne illnesses before but that is history now because since he received the water pack he has not gotten any of those illnesses. He has also been receiving a lot of visits from family and friends who want to have a taste of the water and also to see the water pack he keeps on telling them about. He calls the bag digital and big step forward for mankind .
The Story of Judy Njeri
Judy Njeri is a green grocer. She says she used to store drinking water in a drum and was constantly suffering from diarrhea . She has however not had a case of diarrhea since she started using the water pack and most of her customers keep on asking her about the water pack and how it is used. They are amazed that a bag (Ngunia) can be converted into such a revolutionary product and also have a tap. She is very grateful for the water pack and wishes for more water packs so that everybody can experience this wonderful product.
The Story of Young Elizabeth
Elizabeth is a young girl that has been lucky to experience the wonderful benefits of the water pack. She says the thing about the water pack she has noticed is that the water is safe from contamination from dust and other contaminants unlike water stored in a Jerrycan. Her one wish is that her friends in school can also receive a water pack so that they can also experience the benefits .
A Gift to Mum
The team meets this young lady who they had given a water pack and she tells them that she gave it to her sick mother. Her mother who lives in rural Meru had fallen sick and was required to be kept in very hygienic conditions, she therefore gave her mum the water pack as a gift so that she could keep her water safe. She says the water pack has made women from other villages to come visit her mum so they can see this revolutionary product. She is thankful for the water pack and looks forward to the day she receives a replacement.