Nkasi, Mpigi District, Uganda

“Lot of innocent lives have been lost to drowning and water borne diseases. Many of our children have died drowning from the village ponds. They are very open water sources that have proved to be a danger to our children that do not know the dangers of water. Even when we warn them, they never listen or heed our warnings and they think we are just simply taking away their happiness of having fun with the water borne diseases we have no control over it. It is water that we use for home consumption, especially cooking and drinking. Young children will always drink it and as parents we cannot always monitor what they are doing or where they are as we also have to look for money or earn income to take care of our families so there is never time to monitor children. I am glad that our children will fetch water from a safe water source with no worries of them drowning, and safer enough from water borne diseases. Thank you for this new water source.”

Maatayo Jason
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.