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Why water access is so difficult in Ugandas rural areas and why water tanks in our school are the way to go

Updated: Mar 3

According to water.org article 38 out 47 million people (81% of the population) lack access to safe water. Uganda has experienced two decades of economic growth, leading to large population movements from rural areas to informal settlements around urban centers. High population growth stresses the water and sanitation services that exist.


Further, urban people living in poverty pay as much as 22 percent of their income to access water from water vendors. Spending such a high percentage of earnings on water reduces overall household income, limiting opportunities to build savings and break the cycle of poverty. And many families living in rural areas spend more than 30 minutes walking to collect the water their families need, taking time away from work and school.


healingwaters.org have stated that at least 7% of the population relies on unprotected and unclean water sources from the ground for their main water supply. That's around 3 million people gathering water from local ponds and streams.


Similar situation is in our school.

We are equipped in 1 water tank of 10k liters.

















Currently our children during lunch break go to the nearest dam to collect the water into plastic containers and carry it for roughly 10 minuts back to school to secure drinking and cooking water for their lunch.







We have currently prioritised improving our water situation so kids can spend their time in library or studying and we plan to improve water sources. We have investigated and we know that in our area creating a well would not fix the problem and the only solution is purchasing additional water tanks to collect the rain water during rainy season

We have checked with local provider and each tank costs, 3,900,000/Ugx, & we need two ideally more tanks, please, support us for this cause!





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