Kyerima 4, Mpigi District, Uganda
“Before our new well, we had to buy water from the neighbouring community. It was expensive to buy food and acquire other services and on top of that we had water costs. It was really hard to handle all the costs yet most of the people can barely afford a meal in a day. Our people depend on farming which requires a lot of water. The new well provides many people with free water for household chores, drinking and most importantly irrigation in the dry season. We are glad the water costs are no longer our problem.”
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.