School children don't have access to clean water

Area:  Ibanda District, Uganda

Beneficiaries:  Dozens of Rural Schools

Schools and water stressed communities in the Ibanda district of Western Uganda travel at least 2km down steep inclines to collect unsafe drinking water.  Incidence of water-borne diseases such as typhoid are very high in this region.

Solution: Deep well drilled bores and installation of hand pumps. Wells are placed centrally accessible to community households & Schools to alleviate the burden of walking long distances to collect drinking water from open sources.

 

Impact: 10,000 School children

Cost per Well:  From US$7,500

Donations over $2 are tax deductible

  • School children spend hours on water collection and miss valuable education time.

  • Providing a water supply to a local Primary or Secondary School has a broad community impact. Rural community schools are often the heart of community life and can have anywhere from 250 to 2000 pupils.

  • Completion time to supply a School water supply is 4 - 6 weeks.

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