Every day in remote villages in Uganda women and children walk up to 5 miles to fetch contaminated water.
Girls may be sexually assaulted as they walk the long distances.
Clean readily available water is a direct way to improve the health of the community, ensure the safety of children and save time and energy.
PROTECTED SPRINGS which enclose a water source preventing it becoming contaminated by animals, people or the environment. These cost £700 which includes clean jerry cans for all villagers.
WATER TANKS catch and store rainwater. They are placed where there are a number of orphans living alone or in the care of an elderly guardian. These cost around £350-£400.
BOREHOLES are used where there are no natural springs, costing some £8,000.
(These costs are for 2021)