Katiiti 2 Village, Mpigi District, Uganda
“We would wake up early every morning and trek the long distance and the long queue at the water source in order to get water for drinking and cooking which we collected from the neighbouring village. We would sometimes buy water from the vendors which was a big cost because water was sold expensively and many families wouldnt afford.
The long walk in search for clean water had a grave impact our households. Children’s education was disrupted as they had to help their parents fetch water and firewood at the same time. The situation also affected our hygiene. As We would some times bathe once or twice a week and because we depended on dirty water, we contracted water-borne diseases which led to rampant cases of diarrhea. Thankfully the situation now has improved with this new source of water that was constructed in our community.”
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.