Bulungu West, Hoima, Uganda

“For the past few years there has been changes in our community, there is a factory and many people have ventured into large scale farming. Chemical waste from the factory is passed into our open water source and chemicals used during fumigation of farms end up in the ponds when it rains. Community members used to wash next to open ponds using detergents and soaps from which chemicals from them erode into the pond. We have been afraid for our lives while consuming polluted water but with no other choice. I am glad for this closed well, we can now consume water rest assured for our health. Thank you for bringing us clean safe water!”

Assimwe Johnson
47 years

This project was undertaken as part of our campaign of projects that actively reduce carbon emissions. This project helped the community save their much needed wood which was previously being burnt daily to boil water. This project has also eliminated the many thousands of hours previously spent on walking to collect water.