Sakabusolo 2 Village, Mpigi District, Uganda
“Consuming Unsafe drinking water causes preventable deaths. Drop4Drop works fervently to reduce the number of deaths caused due to consumption of unclean and unsafe water. A mother of five children, Mrs. Namatta was accustomed to fetching water each day for use in her home. She was collecting water from a pond. This pond was dug by the community members which was more of a hole in the ground with a little water at the bottom. To collect water the community members would climb down the hole and fill their water containers. The nearest safe and dependable water source in our community is a borehole which is 4 kilometers away from our village. After consulting with community leadership, Drop4Drop team visited the village to assess the water and sanitation situation and they immediately rescued our community. A big thank you goes to Healthcare Retail that made this happen with their generosity. We are very committed to maintaining this water source.”
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.