Kyakajaka Village, Hoima District, Uganda

‘Access to safe and clean water had been far from reality for community members in Kyakajaka village. Like her fellow women in rural villages, Namulindwa Jane, a mother of 6 children (3 girls and 3 boys) has been trekking a long distance in search of this essential commodity. The community used to fetch water from contaminated sources. Some of the water sources from nearby villages dried up and some were contaminated and the water not safe for drinking. Even after trekking up to about 8 kilometres to look for clean water, sometimes Namulindwa would spend a lot of time waiting in queue by the nearest wells during dry seasons before fetching water that would still sometimes not even be very clean. With this new constructed water source in this community, this community now has access to clean safe water. Women and girls no longer trek for clean water any more.’

Namulindwa Jane, 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.