Kicuunda Village, Hoima District, Uganda

‘Kicuunda village is a rural and remote community located in Hoima village of Uganda. Community members were walking close to 4.5 km to collect water from nearby borehole. The community members faced increased cases of diseases caused by contaminated water and children suffered because of the need to carry jerry cans filled with water for long distances. The need to fetch water every day leaves children with less time for school and play. With this new constructed water source, this community now has clean water for the very first time.’

Nakamya Josephine, Community Member

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.