Jandira Village, Mpigi District, Uganda

“Women and children used to spend massive amounts of time collecting water for drinking, cooking, and washing from the nearest clean source of water which is far from our community. We often had to walk miles with our empty jerry cans and buckets and return with them full and weighing more than 30 kilogrammes. This daily burden meant losing out on educational and work opportunities, which affected the economic well-being of our families. But the harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants swirling inside their containers were an equally heavy burden some times. The mothers, when they’re sick, cannot be productive. Children don’t go to school when they’re not well,” said Mathew Katumba. “ Our community now has a clean source of water and many things are going to change”.

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