This project has changed the lives of over 4,000 children and their families living in Kitemba, western Uganda, by providing safe drinking water and helping children go back to school.
In Uganda, 40% of people have never tasted clean water and around 60% have no decent sanitation. This means that communities have to drink dirty water every day and often become ill. Women and children have to spend hours collecting water and children often miss lessons as a result.
What your support has achieved
Your support means the children and their families now have access to clean drinking water, many for the first time in their lives. Improved facilities at school have also helped the children's performance and attendance.
Getting the children back to school was a key priority at the beginning of the project and thanks to your support the classrooms and the girls' latrines are complete. Water facilities for the school and village are in place, providing 4,718 of Kitemba's children and their families with a near by source of clean water, saving them hours each day. Make a donation or sponsor a child today.
Improve girls access to education by improving sanitation facilities
An important part of improving girls' attendance at school is making sure they can access clean and private sanitation facilities. This project has supported the construction of three toilets and a girls' bathroom where they will be able to wash their hands.
Mary Goret, aged 12, Kitemba primary School, Madudu, Mubende, Uganda
Mary is among the 342 girls that will benefit from the school's new sanitation development. There is a girls bathroom in a newly constructed latrine wing. Mary is also excited because the new borehole will provide access to clean water. She will not have walk long distances in the scorching sun to collect dirty water anymore.