Butawuka, Mpigi District, Uganda
“We always worry and fear for our children when we send them for water. As parents we have to work as well as do other responsibilities for the well being of our families. Our children help us with chores for example cleaning the house, cooking as well as fetching water. Before the construction of this water source, our children had to walk long distances pass through bushes encountering dangerous animals like snakes and even poisonous insects in search for clean water. Our hearts could only calm down when they come back home. The worries are now no more because of this well that is nearer to our homes. Our children are safe.”
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.