World Water Day 2015 – Clean Drinking Water for Uganda
In the East African nation of Uganda, nearly a third of the people lack access to a clean-water source. Join us to give the people of Kirinda the gift that will transform their lives and help build a future full of health, opportunity, and hope.
Clean water will open the door to life, opportunity and prosperity. Join us as we commit to transforming a community in central Uganda.
What We Are Doing
One clean-water well located centrally to provide easy access to the greatest number of villagers
Connects multiple facilities, including the school and clinic to the central well, providing several crucial points of access
A reliable water source for the local farm to increase production and avoid crop-loss during the dry season
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Country Profile: Uganda
lack access to clean water
lack access to sanitation
live below the poverty line
the average life expectancy
of students drop out before finishing primary school
~2,000, including 100 children in World Help’s Child Sponsorship Program
The community is located in central Uganda where grasslands and tropical forests account for most of the terrain. Kirinda is comprised of four villages situated around a small central marketplace.
Current Water Source
The children of the community must walk a long distance to collect water from a pond shared by local livestock. The journey is dangerous, especially for girls, who are vulnerable to attack.
In addition to the main marketplace, the community relies on a local farm to provide jobs and stimulate the local economy. Drought and crop inconsistencies are among the greatest obstacles.
The school in Kirinda currently has no access to clean water, limiting opportunity for hundreds of school-aged children. Many of those able to attend are participants in World Help’s local Child Sponsorship Program.
The community clinic is constantly inundated with Kirinda residents affected by water-related illnesses. The advent of clean water will help reduce the number of repeat patients and will be an access site for clean water through the piping system.
The community is multi-tribal and represents a wide-range of religious beliefs. The introduction of an evangelical church in the community provides many with a place of worship. This church is one of the intended access points for the water-piping system.
“We need a new global culture that finds the existence of millions of thirsty people thoroughly and immediately unacceptable.” —Jean-Michel Cousteau
Clean water will open the door to life, opportunity and prosperity. Join us as we commit to transforming a community in central Uganda. Donate or start a campaign today!
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