Kaalo 2, Mpigi District, Uganda
“For years we have been depending on the ponds to get water in our community. But the ponds are not reliable. We would only fetch water in the wee early hours of the morning. Water gets muddy as the sun comes out and as the day goes on. Families wake up around 3am to go get water to collect enough water for their livestock, house hold chores and drinking. We used to go many times. A lot of time was wasted sometimes our children had to fore go school. Time to work at the farm was wasted in fetching water. With this new water source, we can now get water at any time. No more waking up at dangerous hours in search for water and most importantly no more wastage of time and our children don’t have to be absent from school for water.”
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.