Kitekusula Village, Hoima District, Uganda
“Before the construction of this water source many community members were in poor health because they did not have access to safe, clean water. Poor hygiene and consumption of contaminated water were the major contributors to water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea. We had to walk very far over two kilometres on the other side of the village, a long distance to get water from unsafe sources such as ponds. Life is much better now that we have clean water near our homes. I don’t walk all day in the heat to find water. In less than 10 minutes’ walk they get clean safe water. Most especially this water source has saved women in the village a lot of hardships and time.”
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.