Mapanga 1, Mpigi District, Uganda
“In our village we used to collect water from a pond, but during the dry season, the pond used to dry up with no water, so we had to collect water from the nearby community, yet still we had to wait for the dirt to settle so that we could use the water. We used to share the ponds with animals.The old people suffered mostly because they had to walk long distances so as to get water. Many community members became sick due to drinking dirty and contaminated water. This well will provide us with clean and safe water especially during the dry season.”
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.