Bwala 2, Mpigi District, Uganda
“When I think about it, it’s so heart breaking that we had to wake up before sunrise to walk for hours just to collect water then carrying the 40 litres of dirty, unsafe water back home. The same dirty water is what we would give to our families.
It’s more painful that we as women and girls were exposed to many dangers in the search for water and also snake bites. We are grateful that this water source because we now have clean water. It is a relief to carry clean safe water back home to our families.”
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.