STORY: Buwalula, village chief, said : “In my village . . . . read more
Every day in remote Ugandan villages women and children walk up to 5 miles to fetch contaminated water. Girls may be abducted or raped 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. We fund:
PROTECTED SPRINGS which enclose a water source preventing it becoming contaminated by animals, people or the environment. 207 springs have been protected so far. (2019) Would you like to remember someone with a named Spring? These cost £650.
BOREHOLES where there are no natural springs . 24 boreholes have been sunk. They cost on average £6,000 each.
WATER TANKS which catch and store rainwater. They are placed where there are a number of orphans living alone or in the care of an elderly guardian. 31 tanks have been provided.
In 2015-2016 a further 3,500 people have been able to access clean available water.