Kyaisimba 2 Village, Hoima District, Uganda

Evelyn is a mother of five children, three biological and two adopted. Before the availability of water in her community, Evelyn’s children used to walk a distance of three kilometres to fetch water. This would require them to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to collect water before going to school. It was unsafe for the children to walk two kilometres all alone. This was because they would also go to fetch water while it was still quite dark. They would, therefore, get to school late many times and get punished. “Now there is a clean source of water in the community When school starts, our children will have enough time to attend classes.” says Evelyn.

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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.