Waduduma 2, Mpigi District, Uganda
“Our community had no reliable water source. We had a pond but it would only take us through the rainy season and always dries up during the dry season. We would buy water from the neighbouring communities. This cost us a lot. This was a huge problem for women and girls. Women had to walk the long distances to look for water to cater for their households. Girls in school faced hygiene problems especially when in their monthly periods. Most of them missed school during their monthly periods. With this new water source in our community, women won’t have more long distances and we can now hope girls will get more hygienic with availability of water in our community. We are truly grateful.”
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.