Kasebwela 1, Mpigi District
“Before I had to wake up before dawn, take my 20L jerry can and walk almost a mile and half to the nearest water point. I would wait in the line with hundreds of other women who also valued clean water. The other option was to skip the wait and collect contaminated water from a pond. I used to spend most of my day walking and waiting. How should I use this water today? Should I water my garden so we can grow food? Should I wash my children’s uniforms? Should I use it to cook a meal? Should we drink this water? With two children, one husband and 20L of water, I had to make choices. We now have water in abundance!Thanks to you.”
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.