Community Water

Our talented youth would not reach their goal when all their time is spent trekking long distances down the hill to fetch a 20 Liter jerry-can of water.

Close to half of Uganda’s population lack access to safe water, according to publicized research. According to these findings, distance was regarded as a constraint to access a safe water supply in which over 60% of the rural households reported that they travel about 1.5km or more to access safe water.

Ugandan rural communities are faced with a high risk of being affected by the many water-borne related diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid, skin diseases and worms due to the consumption of unsafe open water sources such as run-offs and ditches.  In Uganda, 30% of deaths in children under the age of five are simply due to diarrhea.

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